“Can you go like my new post on Facebook?”Vivien asked a random stranger.
“What’s your Facebook name? I’ll like after you add me as your friend,” the stranger answered.
“Oh, my name is Vivien Smith. If you can’t find it search for my phone number, it’s 0917732875, thanks,” Vivien said proudly.
94% of teens use social media, and most of the parents are concerned about their child’s privacy being exposed and meeting strangers. Parents should trust their child about how they use social media, but it is a complete invasion of privacy if parents go on teens’ facebook page and look on their phones. For all that, parents shouldn’t be overly trusting the teen, because teens can fall into stranger’s traps online. Parents shouldn’t be invading their children’s privacy, but parents also shouldn’t be naive.
Parents invade their children’s privacy when they monitor their social media. It is equivalent to spying on their children, and most of the teens think that it’s not okay. In this quote, Devan, a student in high school states that it’s a complete of invasion of privacy if parents go on their children’s facebook pages and look on their phones. In other words, parents should trust their child about the use of social media. As a result, trusting is an important part of a relationship because it shows teens that their parents have confidence in them. For these reasons, privacy is the most important freedom in a person’s life, so parents should make clear how dangerous it is to fall into online traps.
However, parents shouldn’t be overly trusting in their teens because teens may get into danger. In addition, parents often trust teens because they consider that their child can behave appropriately online. According to a father of three teens, if parents trust and respect teens, but at some point, the teen starts lying to their parents, then, of course, the teen would lose that trust. As a result, truth is the most essential part of the relationship between parents and teens. If teens are honest, then their parents can rely on them while using Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, etc. In conclusion, parents should be aware and show care about how teens use social media.
To summarize, parents should be conscience but at the same time, they should belief in their teens. Trust everyone like how you want to be trusted, it enhances the relationship between the teen and parents. For the future, you should listen to what you parents tell you to do, and show them that you can be obedient.