Does MySpace Have Enough Room for School Administrators and Cops?

MTV reports, “As MySpace has exploded in popularity over the past two years and become the top social networking site on the Internet for teens and twentysomethings, it has continued to draw attention from school administrators, police and politicians concerned over how some are using the site.

On Thursday, a student in Costa Mesa, CA, was told he faces expulsion for allegedly posting anti-Semitic threats against a classmate according to the The LA Times.

MySpace CEO Chris DeWolfe told Reuters that the site has appropriate safety measures in place, including a prohibition on children under 14 from using the site and a restriction on access to the profiles of 14- and 15-year-olds, allowing them to be contacted only by users that they add to their friend lists. Even with those safety measures, there is no foolproof way for MySpace to verify the actual age of all its users.