Facebook Parenting: For the troubled teen
This video has been circulating my facebook page so I decided to watch it…my initial reaction was finally a parent who is actually doing something about their teenagers inappropriate facebook actions and was glad that he actually monitored his teenagers use of facebook. I do strongly feel that children today aren’t thankful for all the devices their parents purchase for them and that when they are to help around the house they act as if they work too hard or its against the law for parents to make them pull their weight. My generation is guilty of it also. You used to have to earn the things parents bought for you or you had to buy them yourself and children today don’t experience this as much (different in every household). Also most parents don’t even know what their kids are doing on the internet. I gave this dad credit for actually even caring.
I took some time to think about this video and watched it again. My second reaction was is this really the right approach to educating your teenager on appropriate facebook use? Shooting your girl’s laptop and posting the video online for millions to see… I am not a parent but I can’t help but think of other ways he could have delt with this whole situation. She will never learn from her mistakes if you just stop providing her with a laptop. It isn’t the laptop’s fault for the way she feels about her home life, obvisouly she is not happy and feels she can’t talk to her parents. I don’t know what the right punishment or parenting strategy is for the teenager’s actions but those are some of my thoughts. What are your thoughts after watching this video?