Tuesday, February 17, 2009

FACEBOOK ETIQUETTE

I am so glad I am not a teenager today.

One of the benefits of being an adult and not being in High School or Middle School is you have the ability to make your own friends and can avoid those horrible feelings of exclusion, cliques, etc. Middle School and High School makes (forces) our children deal with other children on daily basis, whom they would never choose as friends in the future.

As a parent of middle and high school girls, FACEBOOK just intensifies those feelings of exclusion and cliquieness. Kids not only hear about all the parties they were excluded from, now they get to seeing all the fun people were having without them.

It is so hard being a kids now days and the Internet really brings it home. I think our darling teens could use a little etiquette these days. DO NOT TALK ABOUT PARTIES AND DO NOT PUBLISH PICTURES OF YOUR PARTIES-SEND AN EMAIL OF THE PICTURES INSTEAD.

11 comments:

MBM said...

I agree. How awful to know you have been excluded & feel it 10 different ways. HS was hard enough in the late 80's early 90's with no tech except maybe a discman.

I can't believe the hundreds of pics my nieces & nephews post. Hundreds. Hello...edit a little.

Melissa Miller said...

Aww...That is terrible. :(

We do not have facebook and won't.

Pink Martini said...

I had never thought of that since I have boys and I'm sure it's not as a big social scene as for girls. My older son doesn't even a page. I do know it wastes a lot of time when homework should be happening. I wonder if we will see test scores drop. This was supposed to have been a lower year for SATs. I wonder why? A cumulative effect?

Pink Pearls & Muddy Sneakers said...

Oh my goodness... you are absolutely right, and I am so sorry if this is affecting your kids :( They are lucky to have you to support them!

Pink Maple said...

Teens do not need yet another way to feel like an outsider; that is really too bad.

Jill said...

That's terrible. I don't have kids but I've wondered how the internet effects kids and teens these days. I can't imagine. When I was growing up (without the internet) it was hard enough.

The Mrs. said...

That is wild. I had no idea that was going on!

preppyplayer said...

I agree. I think it can be hurtful and intensify the awfulness of bullying, exclusion, and insensitivty some teens endure.
I hope this isn't happening to any of your children.

"Adair Flair" said...

AMEN sister- very sad when they feel excluded. love you blog by the way!

SMR in the City said...

Wow, I never even thought about it that way. It is very hard to be in school these days. I agree. Shows like My Super Sweet 16 and stuff also don't help. You have to feel inadequate when all you have is family and a cake and not PDIddy singing at your party. I just hate MTV!

Miss Janice said...

Y'all it's got to be so hard being a teenager today. So hard!