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Social Media and What I Failed to Tell My Kids

The first decade of the 21st century will be remembered as the dawn of social media. For parents it was a journey into uncharted territory.  There were no books, grandparents or pediatricians to ask. 

The only thing I told my kids was to be careful and don’t post anything that you don’t want employers, teachers and your grandparents to see. One caution, one phrase…clearly a dereliction of duty.  Here is what I should have said...

The Internet is Written in Ink  My favorite line from The Social Network was, “The internet isn’t written in pencil… it’s written in ink.”  I should have told my kids to repeat it to themselves every time their fingers touched a keyboard.

We Can See You   Social media is not an invisibility cloak.  People can still see you no matter how hard you try to hide.  Everything you say or do will reflect on you.

Stop and Look Both Ways Before You Tweet  Social media is designed for impulsive commenting and quick snippets of wit but both the impulses and wit of teens are not always good.  I taught my kids to stop at the stop sign, take a moment and look both ways. I should have said,  put your phone back in your pocket and try to imagine that what you were about to type is being read by me, you mother.  Still okay with it?  Then feel free to take your phone back out and post away.

Look Me in the Eye  Kids need to know that if you have something important to say, at all important, you must say it in person, whether that person is a peer or an adult. The harder it is to say, the more important it is that you don’t use a phone or a computer.  I love social media as much as the next mom, but it will never replace the look in another person’s eye.

Hurt Feelings, and Worse  Social Media can be a powerful force for hurting feelings.  I should have told my children to think of others’ feelings when they posted images and news.  I wish I had said that no matter if every other kid at the party/concert/game posted photos, if it is going to hurt someone’s feelings, don’t.

You Don’t Need to Be there 24/7  Just because it is always open, doesn’t mean that you should always be on.  It may be new and exciting, but don’t get confused. The love and companionship of real people will never be replaced by the quips and cleverness of 1,368 friends.

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#socialmedia   #parenting   #parentingtips   #teens  

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sino que quiera formar parte de ella”.
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Of course its not YOU! :)
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