I read an interesting article today. Apparently a thirteen year-old daughter lipped off at her mother. The mother changed the daughter’s Facebook profile to show her with a red X over her mouth, and the following words on the screen:
"I do not know how to keep my (mouth shut). I am no longer allowed on Facebook or my phone. Please ask why. My mom says I have to answer everyone that asks."
Parents are not helpless in this new digital age. The hard part isn’t keeping the controls on things like Facebook; it’s getting parents to do anything they fear might be confrontational or that would impinge on the self-esteem of their children.