Do you know what your children are up to on social media?
Are you friends with them on their social media accounts?
Are they blocking you from their social media pages?
Do you know how social media works?
If you answered no to any of these questions, then this post is especially for you.
Over the years of being on social media, I have come across many disturbing things.
I think that if parents were more involved in their children’s social media behaviour, there would be less underwear selfies, videos of children participating in sexual acts and way less threatening/bullying videos going around on social media today.
What kind of society are we living in today, that makes it okay for our children to be doing things like this?
I remember back in the day, I was so afraid of getting caught doing things I wasn’t supposed to be doing.
I knew that if my parents found out, I would definitely be getting a hiding or I would be grounded for a month with no TV, radio, phone calls and visitors.
In my opinion, the children of today have lost all respect, not only for themselves but for their parents too.
Food for thought: Why do you think your children feel the need to block you from their social media pages?
There are only 2 reasons why:
- They don’t want you to see what they doing which means they are hiding something.
- They don’t want you to embarrass them by commenting on their pages when they post inappropriate things.
In my opinion, no parent should allow their children to block them from any part of their lives.
We as parents are responsible for our children’s well being and part of that is knowing what our children are doing at all times.
In today’s day and age, no parent can sit there and tell me that they don’t know how social media works. I am sorry but there are too many applications out there that offers us guidance on how to become more socially active on social media.
There are applications like Google and YouTube that makes our lives so much easier and gives us step by step instructions on how to start our own social media accounts. It also shows us how to use it and what certain pictures/symbols mean as well as the type of lingo being used on each social media site.
As a parent it is so important for us to evolve with the times. Social media is a big part of our children’s lives and we need to make the effort to keep up with the trends so that we can keep up with them.
I have been friends with my mother on social media for many years now and I don’t feel the need to block her from anything because I have nothing to hide.
Educate yourself and get more involved in your children’s social media activities. It is better to know something then to be left in the dark.
Stay true to yourself.
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