Who's lurking on teen Web sites?


Every couple weeks, Bob Laird cruises the popular teen Web sites, such as Xanga and MySpace, to find out what Mississippi students are talking about.

Laird, director of safe and orderly schools in the state Department of Education, is looking for anything that would threaten students, school officials or the general safety of a school.

He started looking at the teen online journals, also called Web logs or blogs, in a professional capacity a couple years ago when he realized his own daughter, now 15, posts on them.

Laird personally checks out the sites periodically "because there is no public agency that has the capability for monitoring and flagging that stuff," he said. "There is no organized, systematic approach." Who's lurking on teen Web sites? - The Clarion-Ledger

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