Well I’ve been kind of anxious to touch on this topic. Simply because the topic is kind of irregular and growing. People of the older generations are to supposed to say things like ” No, that site’s not safe” or ” That site has to much drama” not “Help, I don’t know how to write a Facebook status.” We have to understand that as a parent/ Family figure she wants to connect with other family, but me as a teen, I would rather her to use a phone or some other means.
First off, the pictures an average teen uses are usually not parent appropriate. As teens, we post stuff like, wild moments at parties, Using drugs, or some kind of sexual pictures that mother doesn’t need to see. The profile picture is usually the cleanest picture, the other 100+ plus are just big *gasps of air *.
Secondly, when we’re in the ” I don’t care I’m a teen” mode sailors don’t even compare to us. Cussing like a sailor may be an understatement in our case. It’s just the way some teens live. It’s how we get our point across and make people understand how we feel about situations.
Lastly, SHE WILL TRACK YOUR EVERY MOVE. When your mother logs in, she wants to see what her child is up to, you can’t blame her, that’s the motherly thing to do. She will check on you, and don’t let her see something she doesn’t approve of, she will add her two cents almost immediately. But……there are ways to prevent these things from happening, You can set your privacy settings to where as she can’t see anything you post,write, blog,etc.
Being online friends with mom has its pros and cons. It solely depends on your relationship with mom and how mother acts in the real world.
With Heart & Soul,
– Brandon Robinson