e Costco Connection MAY 2015
Bernice Marie VanVlack
My parents never did that to me.
They trusted me and
I never gave them a
reason not to.
Nope. Read them and they rebel
and create an account
you can’t see. Then
WITH TEENAGERS SHARING more information about themselves on
social media sites than they did in the past, there is increasing
concern about their safety. Some say that parents should monitor
their children’s social media activity more closely, including reading
the posts they send and receive. Others argue that social media
freedom teaches kids an important lesson in how not to behave,
what not to share—and this won’t happen with mom and dad
looking over their shoulders. And, at what point does monitoring
What do you think?
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Absolutely! Your children are not
entiled to privacy.
Your job as a parent
is to know what your
children are doing.
Just don’t embarrass them with
parent comments. Keep those
Knowing what’s going on in
your teenager’s life
is important. Teens
(especially older teens)
need some privacy.
But there are dangers lurking
out on the Internet and a parent
needs to be aware about how and
[with] whom their kids are communicating online.
Lisa Dahl Dwyer
Yes! They are out there for the
public to read anyway.
In fact, many times
friends of mine alert
me to posts my kids
have made, and vice versa. How
are kids supposed to learn what’s
appropriate and what’s not? They
Is it OK to read your kids’
social media posts?
Carol Weber Herdic
Absolutely! Remember that in
most cases it’s the
parents who pay for
puters, Internet and
cellular coverage. [Kids] using the
devices is a privilege.