Taming the Social Media Beast

social media Oct 17, 2016

We are inundated daily with warnings about social media use and misuse by our teens. How are we supposed to keep up?

We need to stay current on what's happening, what to look out for, and how to mitigate potential risks.

"Make mistakes, just not the big ones"

I don't mind when teens make mistakes. In fact, I promote it. Mistakes can drive personal growth. However, I also warn teens to avoid the big mistakes - mistakes that are life-altering. Avoid these at all costs:

  1. Drug use
  2. Drunk Driving
  3. Unwanted pregnancy
  4. Social Media misuse

I recently added #4 to the list - and for good reason. Social media problems are ruining peoples' lives everywhere. Unfortunately, the use of social media has become so widespread, that the odds of someone doing something disastrous are increasing by the minute.

What you should know

  • Once posted, consider the content of the post to be permanently embedded in the digital landscape - forever
  • Don't believe any promises that your post will disappear in x...
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