After another party organised on MySpace got out of hand in Melbourne on Friday night, MySpace has issued a statement to the media advising teenagers that using MySpace or any other social networking site to promote a party with the intention to attract a large crowd and cause damage is antisocial.
In particular they suggest users posting party announcements to make the party ‘private’ so the invite only goes to their designated friends. To do this, users simply sign into their MySpace.com account, and click on the events tab at the top of the page, select ‘create an event’ and when adding the event details simply select the private setting.
To reduce the chance of large crowds they also suggested MySpace users don’t include their specific street address in their profile, we recommend limiting information to broader identifiers such as suburb and state.
The team provide warnings to MySpace users and recommends teenagers be responsible about all of the
information that they post.
The MySpace Safety team in Australia suggest parents communicate with their teenagers about their MySpace activity, and if parties are to remain private ensure their teens have used the technology on
MySpace and selected the event listing as ‘private’.
For more information about MySpace safety tips and settings visit http://www.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=cms.viewpage&placement=safety_pagetips