Setting Up & Deleting A Profile
Creating a Myspace account and profile is fast and easy. Here's how:
1. On the Myspace homepage there will be a "Member Login" box. Click the "Signup" Button.
2.That will bring you to the screen where you need to fill out the information requested.
You must be at least 13 years old to register for a Myspace account. The registration page requires prospective members to enter their exact birth date, and individuals who enter a date that does not meet the requisite age (13 or older) are not permitted to register.
3. You will then be asked to verify your account by typing the letters and or numbers you see on the following screen. Please be sure to check your email inbox for the verification email from Myspace and please be sure to verify your email address via the link provided. If you do not verify your email address, your actions on Myspace will be limited. A valid email address helps us protect you better and provide another important tool to law enforcement.
4. Once you verify your account you will be asked if you want to check your email address book to see if your friends are already on Myspace. If they are, you can quickly send them a friend request. If they are not, you can send them an invite to join. You can also, if you choose to, skip this step.
5. You will now see the photo upload page, where you can add photos to personalise your site. To add photos, click "browse" and locate the pictures saved on your computer. You can choose to skip this step by clicking on "skip this step". Take time to read the Myspace Photo Policy. Myspace is a public site and you should be careful about what you post online.
6. You can now choose to add your school to connect with your classmates or through the Alumni. You can choose to skip this step by clicking on "skip this step" at the bottom of the screen.
7. You can now choose to enter in your location. You can choose to skip this step by clicking on "or start using Myspace" at the bottom of the screen.
8. You will now see your Myspace page. There will be a prompt informing you that you have messages. These will be welcome messages with a few tips on how to customise your profile.
9. You should now choose your unique URL, this can be done by clicking the "pick your Myspace URL" link. Your Myspace URL appears in the address bar of your web browser and will look similar to www.myspace.com/tom. The part of the URL you will be selecting follows the '/' - so www.myspace.com/YOUR URL.
Click to choose your URL.
Read the instructions and choose your URL carefully, as you can never change it. Please do not use any copyrighted materials, like "Harry Potter", or the names of famous people or bands, like "Bill Clinton" or the "Beatles", in your URL as we will be forced to delete your account. Other than that, your URL can be anything.
10. Now you can make changes to your profile by accessing different parts of this box, which is located on the top left of your profile screen.
11. If you look along the top toolbar you will find icons for friend requests, mails and notifications.
Now you are ready to get started and use Myspace. Please note that your teen may have special safety settings on his or her account that you do not automatically have on yours. Users under 18 are automatically assigned a Private Profile, which means that only individuals who know their last name or email address can contact them or view their profile.
You can use Myspace in many ways including:
The browse feature allows Myspace users to browse for other users with specific interests. No user can browse for other users who are under 16.
The search feature allows Myspace users to find other users they know by entering their first and last name, display name, email address or high school or college they attend(ed). You can look for your teens, cousins, siblings, colleagues and old friends by entering in their information in this section.
The invite feature allows users to add their friends to their "friends" list.
Users under 18 can block all users over 18 from contacting them, or from viewing their profile. Users over 18 can block all users under 18 from contacting them, or from viewing their profile.
This is the typical Mail Center page where users access their Myspace email and/or messages.
A blog, short for 'web log,l is a kind of online journal where people can write about their thoughts, places they've traveled, bands they like, anything that's on their mind. Myspace blogs allows users to make their blog public where any other Myspace user can read it and comment, or users can choose to make their blog postings private, or available only to select friends.
This is an area for members to send and receive invitations to events, and to discover other activities taking place in their area.
Events on Myspace can be designated as 18+ or 21+.
Instructions for Deleting a Myspace Account
Below are instructions detailing how to delete a Myspace profile. This is the fastest and most efficient way to have a profile removed from Myspace.
To delete an account on Myspace:
- First, login as the user with his/her email address & password. If you don't know your teen's password, you can retrieve it by clicking the "Forgot Password?" link on the login box of Myspace.com. The password will be sent to the email address your teen uses to login to Myspace.
- Once you've logged in, click "Account Settings."
- Next, click "Account" (the link is near the top of the account settings page by "Contact Info").
- Scroll to the bottom of the page and you will see "Account Cancellation".
- Select the option "Cancel Account".
- You will be asked to enter a reason for cancelling the Myspace profile, select one of the options available that best describes the reason for removal.
- Next, you will be prompted to confirm cancellation. You have the option to leave a comment.
- Once this has been completed, click "Cancel My Account". A cancellation email will be sent to the email address of the user. There will be a link to confirm the cancellation of the account in the email.
Note: allow up to 24 hours for delivery of the email. If it doesn't arrive, check your SPAM/BULK mail folder. It may have been incorrectly routed to protect against receipt of junk mail.
If you do not receive the confirmation email, please remove all content from your child's profile, and enter the text 'Remove Profile' in the 'About Me' section. This lets us know that you have taken control of your child's account.