The following is a quote from the CQ (congressional Quarterly) Researcher in the September 8, 2006 issue.
Online Predators Worry Experts

Larry D. Rosen, a psychologist at California State University, Dominguez Hills and an expert on Internet socializing, says that sites such as MySpace are not "inherently scary or dangerous," but can, in fact, be healthy ways for teens to develop a sense of community and their own identity.  The major issue he found in a recent study is that "parents simply ignore their children's activities on MySpace.  This is particularly striking, given that through the media parents are convinced that MySpace is ripe with sexual predators."

Reprinted with permission from CQ Press,”Sex Offenders" by Alan Greenblatt in The CQ Researcher, September 8, 2006,
Volume 16, Number 31