Vital Signs - A Note to the Wise on MySpace Helps

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Vital Signs
A Note to the Wise on MySpace Helps

By ERIC NAGOURNEY
The New York Times
January 6, 2009

Teenagers often use social networking sites like MySpace to post
intimate personal information they come to regret, as it lets future
employers (or online predators) learn about sex activity and
substance abuse. Enter "Dr. Meg."

When teenagers got a note from "Dr. Meg" warning them about what they
had posted, many thought twice about their postings, a new study says.

Dr. Meg was Dr. Megan A. Moreno, the lead author of two studies about
networking sites in the January issue of Archives of Pediatrics and
Adolescent Medicine.

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http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/06/health/06beha.html



Display of Health Risk Behaviors on MySpace by Adolescents (Archives of
Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine)
http://archpedi.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/163/1/27

Reducing At-Risk Adolescents' Display of Risk Behavior on a Social Networking
Web Site (Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine)
http://archpedi.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/163/1/35


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