Just added this evening: after reading this post it sounded so negative...I do have my concerns for teens...but, I have really enjoyed getting back in touch with many of my high school friends again...so like everything I do... I must find balance!!!
I have been keeping my eye on this new form of media and being grateful that it wasn't around when I was a teen. The temptations and opportunity for uncharity is overwhelming... When I was a teen it was hard enough to keep your reputation in good order...if facebook was around who knows what kind of trash we would of thrown around!!!
I joined facebook to keep my eyes out on my teens...sorry kids...but you know it is true. I know they can find ways to get around my eagle eyes but I still try. I love them and would give up my life for them. I try to tell them that there is no other person on earth who loves them more than I do. That I think is pretty powerful!!!
I have many concerns about the material found on facebook such as the bumper stickers and other applications that can border on scandalist. I am very concerned with the amount of time waisted as well as the opportunity to cyber bully or just degrade others. I tend to over react to the media when my children's souls are in danger.
I think that any parent with a teen on facebook should try to monitor them as much as possible. I wish I was better at this. I hope they guard themselves and watch out for photos and comments that have to do with them.
Recently my college aged daughter put my blog posts ( http://babystepsjmj.blogspot.com/ ) on facebook. At first I thought that was kinda cool. A chance to share my crazy life and my love for the Lord...
I am still thinking about this...I am not sure I want all I post to be uploaded on facebook...and I am pretty sure some of it, my teens would rather I not share...so I will ponder today and think about it.
In the mean time I will ask the Lord for wisdom to do His holy will!!!
THY WILL BE DONE!!! +JMJ+