These helpful tools can help you and yours learn more about networking sites:
MySpace Unraveled: A Parent's Guide to Teen Social Networking by Larry Magid and Anne Collier (Peachpit Press, $14.99) gives step-by-step instructions on how to traverse MySpace, with tips to enhance safety.
BlogSafety.com, a website run by the authors, has forums for parents and others to discuss blogging and other aspects of social networking.
GetNetWise.org, a website set up by a consortium of Internet firms and public-interest groups, provides links to monitoring and filtering software, as well as safety advice.
NetSmartz.org, a service of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, offers videos and online learning activities to teach kids ages 5 to 17 how to be safe online.
WiredSafety.org posts information on a range of Internet safety and privacy topics.
This story appears in the September 18, 2006 print edition of U.S. News & World Report.