Monday, July 17, 2006
The parent company of MySpace.com announced last week that it is launching a new safety campaign featuring Kiefer Sutherland, star of the hit TV series 24.
Sutherlands 20-second ad urges parents to monitor their childrens online activity. This comes in response to recent media hysteria about the dangers of sexual predators at social-networking sites like MySpace.com.
Last month, a 14-year-old Travis County, Texas girl and her mother filed a $30 million lawsuit against MySpace. The suit claims MySpace.com did not take sufficient steps to protect the teenage girl from being sexually assaulted by a 19-year-old man from Buda, Texas.
In the same week, it was reported that MySpace has received more page visits than all other domain names, according to Hitwise, a company that tracks internet use.