How do I connect MySpace to SocialShield

  • If you haven't already connected your child's Facebook, you can connect your child's MySpace account at the same time you connect Facebook by sending your child a personalized email invitation. Simply login to SocialShield. On the Overview page of the report, you will see a page that has a "Connect with Facebook" button in a blue and link underneath that says "Or click here to send an email to your child.? By clicking on that link, you will be able to give your child's email address and write a personalized message that will be included in the email to your child asking them to connect their social networks. Your child will receive an email with a link that will take them step-by-step through the connection process. They will be able to connect to their Facebook and MySpace accounts all in one step.
  • If you have already connected your child's Facebook account, to connect your child's MySpace account, you will start by logging in to your SocialShield report. Right underneath the alerts, you will see the available social networks and under MySpace there should be a "connect now" link in blue. Clicking "Connect Now will take you to a page where you can send a personalized email to you child requesting them to connect the remaining social networks. Your child can connect their MySpace, Twitter, and Google+ by following the instructions in the email.
  • Your child will receive an email that will allow them to connect the social networks with which they have an account, and simply click "I do not have a MySpace account" if they, for example, do not have an account with MySpace. When the child has successfully completed this step, you will be able to see that the social networks are connected on the Overview page of your SocialShield report.
  • If you prefer to manually connect your child's additional social networks yourself, you will have one additional step. Login to SocialShield, and on the Overview page, click on Settings on the left side. Change the email address for your child to your own email address, as you will receive the email invitation to connect your child's social networks. Follow the above mentioned steps and click on the "Connect Now" button under MySpace on the Overview page of the report. An email will be sent to you and you will follow the steps to connect the remaining social networks for your child. Make sure to change the email on the Settings page back to the correct email address for your child when you have completed the connection process.

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