Let me preface by saying that my children and I have an unusual relationship….at least here in the US. The Bible Belt to be more exact.
It is unusual in the fact that I talk point-blank to my children regarding issues of sex and sexuality.
Unfortunately, that has its drawbacks.
Ever taught your kids the real words of “vagina” and “penis” and then have them say those words in the middle of the grocery store?
Yeah, that’s the same problem that I am having here, only with teenagers and the grocery store is Facebook.
It can be tough parenting a teenager.
Especially since the advancements in technology since I went through puberty.
Mind you, it is not all of my children.
Just that strong willed, I-know-everything child.
To give you perspective on the types of things being said, let’s just note that jokes about a “cum” and “$5 hookers” are not what I consider appropriate for this child. Especially not at this age.
My response thus far has been to have frank chat with my teenager about what is appropriate to post online, followed by a friendly swat to the head and a few days internet free unless it was homework.
No working so far.
Caught another remark that made me cringe just yesterday.
So, my question is, what would you do if your teenager was posting inappropriate statements and comments on Facebook?
- Should Facebook Allow Anonymous Comments? (strategicallycommunicating.wordpress.com)
- Protecting Your Kids on Facebook (maketecheasier.com)
- My Family Found out I Blog about Sex (blogher.com)