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Generation MySpace: Helping Your Teen Survive Online Adolescence

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Does it seem like your teen can't tear herself away from friends on the computer screen (except to text them on her cell phone)? That's because MySpace, Facebook, and YouTube are your son or daughter's life, not just another passing diversion. All that energy and time spent online is affecting your teen's life in countless ways, from sexual pressure and privacy to social s
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Paperback, 322 pages
Published March 8th 2007 by Marlowe & Company (first published March 7th 2007)
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Daiimah
Mar 09, 2010 Daiimah rated it it was amazing
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Generation MySpace: Helping Your Teen Survive Online Adolescence
By: Candice M. Kelsey


MySpace

MySpace (a place for friends) is a free social networking website that originated out of Beverly Hills, California. It began as a site where you could go to try to contact people from all over the world and all walks of life by creating a contact page. MySpace was deemed the most popular US social networking site to ever be created in 20
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Jun 30, 2010 Blqmiata rated it really liked it
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Generation MySpace: Helping Your Teen Survive Online Adolescence
Candice M. Kelsey, 2007

What - What stood out most for you in the book?

There were many quotes throughout the book that stood out.

“Kids have always picked on other kids, but throw technology in the mix, and you have a whole new animal to deal with.” Interview with Melanie C. Klein professor of Sociology, California State, Northridge
“Author: Are girls to blame, is it entirely MySpace at fault, or is there another culprit?
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Lhartshorn
Jan 26, 2009 Lhartshorn rated it it was amazing
There were many sections that stood out for me in this book. The whole chapter on cyberbullying has made me want to do a flyer for our parents for conferences in April. I want the flyer to be an introduction to MySpace and give them pointers on what to look for and how to talk to their child about what is on their MySpace page and their friends' MySpace pages. Parents are so unaware of what their child is doing online that it is scary. If every parent who does not know about MySpace read this bo ...more
YoSafBridg
May 24, 2008 YoSafBridg rated it liked it
"Your teen is just an overgrown cat (who makes a lot more of a mess)."

or at least that is one of the descriptions Candice M. Kelsey applies to today's average teen in her book Generation MySpace: Helping Your Teen Survive Online Adolescence (her reason for making that particular comparison is that both teens and cats tend to operate on their own terms and schedules when it comes to sitting in laps and purring~or whatever it is teens do~i prefer my cats). So why am i reading this particular book
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Sarah
May 19, 2012 Sarah rated it liked it
This book was outdated very shortly after it was published. Not being an "insider" on the internet, the author misses a bunch of nuances. I.E. MySpace is for musicians nowadays, Livejournal attracts the writers, Blogger is for pretty much everyone else and has a heavy arts and crafts following, etc. Mixed in with what seems like Internet for Dummies is a few interesting observations on the nature of social networking and youth in the era of the internet. The book could easily cut its last few ch ...more
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Nov 03, 2008 Kcrocettigmail.com rated it really liked it
I'm interested in this book because the Archdiocese thinks this topic is so taboo!
Suzanne Dix
May 18, 2010 Suzanne Dix rated it really liked it
Shelves: nonfiction
while the author is not anti-myspace, I was left feeling unnerved and depressed about American society in general and the state of our teenagers' moral compass specifically
Kelly
Jul 07, 2008 Kelly rated it liked it
Recommends it for: parents/teachers/grandparents
Recommended to Kelly by: article in magazine
gives good insight into how teens think right now and how this electronic age (texting, IMing, MySpace) is their social network - love it or hate it.
Cindy
Interesting stuff, helpful in protecting kids.
Amy
Jul 13, 2008 Amy added it
Read it before my kids are interested in MySpace and Facebook. It's a good read for parents to get up to speed before your kids are in over their heads.
Lauren Klinger
Jan 14, 2008 Lauren Klinger rated it liked it
Recommends it for: someone who needs to know what their 14 year old is up to
Recommended to Lauren by: Heather Storer
This is more for people (parents?) who don't really know what Myspace is... I found it interesting though. I would recommend flipping through it at the bookstore if you have time to kill.
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