Have You Discussed “Obvious” Online Behavior with Your Kids?

When police in Oregon recently arrested a teenager for his Facebook post, it became a vivid reminder to teens everywhere, that every single thing posted on social media channels is public—and can have real consequences.

When the teen boasted about driving drunk and hitting a vehicle on New Year’s Eve, one of his Facebook friends sent police a private message. After a brief investigation, the teen was arrested.

Said police in a statement, “Astoria Police have an active social media presence,” the release said. “When you post … on Facebook, you have to figure that it is not going to stay private long.”

 

With the power of social media, so too, comes personal responsibility that is being tested with every post. In this digital age, many parenting opportunities daily present themselves through the “teachable moments” of social media. Using another teen’s poor decision making online, is the perfect opportunity…

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