The Columbia County Library will play host Thursday night to a program for parents wanting to know more about the dangers of online communities such as MySpace.com.
Evans-based Web page designer Alex Cooper is the featured speaker for "MySpace: What's It All About?" The program begins at 8 p.m., and registration is required.
Cooper, who also teaches introductory computing courses at the library, said he will discuss the "pitfalls" of MySpace and other interactive Internet friend sites. The presentation is for those age 18 and older and not intended for children, he said.
MySpace is an interactive online community that allows users to post pictures and video clips of themselves and chat with users who share their interests.
According to the National Association of Missing and Exploited Children, one in seven people ages 10-17 has been solicited for sex through the Internet.
In similar programs last year, Columbia County sheriff's deputies said friend sites such as MySpace can leave children vulnerable to sexual predators who might use the information a youth posts.
To register for Thursday's event, call the library at (706) 863-1946.
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