It’s becoming more and more obvious that Facebook is a dangerous place to be for minors and parents are becoming increasingly concerned over this fact. But how exactly do you convince your children to stay away from Facebook when it’s practically the watering hole to their
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There are some kids out there who are actually fine with having their parents as friends on Facebook. But then they’re the sensible ones, and you can’t exactly say the same for all of the teens out there. Some simply don’t think it’s “cool” to be friends with mom and dad. They feel uncomfortable at the thought of their parents being privy to their status updates and overall feel confined by the idea of being so open. Of course, a few more years of living in the world would teach them that they should be feeling the exact opposite. Parents would not cramp their style; they should actually feel like they have more freedom to move around knowing that there’s somebody watching out for their safety. To be fair, though, it doesn’t just depend on the child. Parents have to do a bit of convincing too. Kids do not want to be embarrassed by the actions of their parents, but the problem is that parents sometimes don’t know what’s embarrassing and what’s not because kids today sometimes live by different rules. Parents may be wiser and more experienced and they may find the teen’s issues seem inconsequential, but that doesn’t make the teen’s feelings any less real. If the kid says he’s embarrassed, believe him, he probably is.
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