BeeOasis Step 2
MySpace is the second largest social networking site in the US. It has over 115 million users. (Facebook is the #1 social networking site, with over 180 million users). Millions of people enjoy networking with friends on these sites every day. But like any big city or country, these social networks are not always safe. Now MySpace is trying to become safer.
On February 4, 2009, MySpace staff removed 90,000 accounts. These accounts belonged to sex offenders. MySpace removed the accounts to become safer for young users. Facebook has a cleaner image than MySpace. But a research group has said that Facebook still has about 8,000 sex offenders on their network. Facebook, however, disagrees with that number.
In any case, Both Facebook and MySpace are working to become safer. And they especially want to protect young users. There are special ways now to protect young people. They are improving ways to check the age of users. And people over 18 cannot search for people under 18. Social networks are very popular. And leaders are thinking about how we can use the internet with more respect and better manners.