Teens smart about using MySpace: study

Fears that teenagers using the social networking website MySpace are exposing themselves to sexual predators by disclosing too many personal details are probably overblown, researchers say.Criminologist Sameer Hinduja of Florida Atlantic University and Justin Patchin, a political science researcher at the University of Wisconsin, randomly selected 9,282 profiles out of the 100 million purportedly available on MySpace.Of the 2,423 profiles created by individuals aged under 18, 948 were set to “private” – meaning that they could only be viewed by friends.

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