Can MySpace and Facebook Help Your Child?

By: Sam Provenzano Email
By: Sam Provenzano Email

Many parents are worried about their child signing on to websites like MySpace or Facebook, but they'll be happy to know there's actually some good that can come from these sites.

It turns out that by making friends online it can raise the self esteem of a child when their offline.

If a shy teen see's they can make friends on the web, they can get the confidence to make friends at school too!

According to new research, MySpace gives adolescents a safe place to express their feelings.

Sometimes it can be hard for someone to do that in person, but with MySpace kids feel more comfortable being themselves.

Do you think social networking sites can be beneficial for teens and younger children?

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And there's a new dating site out there geared toward smart people!

That's right, "" is the newest dating site out there--and if you want to be a member you must pass an IQ test first!

Here's some advice: If you do meet someone from this website, make sure you don't say anything dumb on the date--you might be accused of cheating on that IQ test!

What do you think of this new dating site? Would you join something like this?

Let me know!

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