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.
Display of Health Risk Behaviors on MySpace by Adolescents (Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine)Reducing At-Risk Adolescents' Display of Risk Behavior on a Social Networking Web Site (Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine)