Emily and her two best friends are gossiping in the cafeteria.
“Guys, I just got a text from Lucas, he’s asking if all of us wanna hang out this weekend at the mall with two other students. Do you wanna go?” Emily asks.
“Sure,” they both say at the same time.
Later that day
“Hey Emily, you know that I don’t let you hang out on weekends with more than 3 people.” her mom says.
“What??!!!!!, How do you know? OMG, mom you can’t read my private texts,” Emily says surprised.
“Emily, I’m a mom of a teenager. It’s my job to protect you,” her mom says.
“Mom, you have to respect my privacy, I’m growing, I’m learning responsibility and you have to respect that,” Emily says to her mom.
Many teens are using social media almost everyday and many parents are asking themselves a question. Should we read our child’s private texts without telling them? Some people believe that parents should be checking everyday and some believe that adults should respect privacy. Parents should trust their teen on social media because adults have to respect privacy to teach their child responsibility. Parents should trust teens on social media because teens should have privacy just like adults. Teens should have privacy like adults because teenagers should learn to act like an adult online. According to Devan, a sophomore, “I’m sure you would be upset if I looked at your phone or at your emails or any private messages.” As a result, parents need to trust their child online because it makes them feel more confident. Therefore, parents should show that they are reliable and respect their child on social media without snooping in their child’s privacy.
Another reason why parents shouldn’t be checking their teens social media is because teens need to learn responsibility. Amnon, a high school senior believes the most effective way for parents to warn their teenagers is by making it clear exactly how easy it is to fall into an online, life-running trap. According to Ammon, he believes that the best way for teens to learn on social media is to let them do it by themselves. As a result, parents should trust their child online because teens need to get to know themselves, their own opinion about social media and what is appropriate and inappropriate. As a conclusion, parents should trust their teen online without checking everyday because it is the best way for the young adults to learn responsibility.
In conclusion, teens should be reliable and act appropriately on social media. Checking everyday is unnecessary for parents to do; It will make your teen feel unconfident and insecure. So parents if you want your child to grow up and be a self-reliant, adult then maybe it is time to let them make their own choices.
On Subways advertising, Eat fresh is right next to Subway, so when people see Eat Fresh they know that it is Subway that have fresh food. Subway choose Eat Fresh because it represent their sandwiches with salad, tomato, and other vegetables. Eat fresh also represent clean food. Clean food is like salad. When we look at their slogan we think of Subway’s food as healthy food because it says eat fresh. At their poster they choose to write Eat Fresh in a green color this makes a great effect on people that want to eat healthy and green and people want to buy their sandwiches.
This week our Lit.Circle was good because my teammates asked question that got us all think. As a result of our discussion, I realized that it was some sentences that I didn’t think was important but they actually had an important meaning. I will try contribute more on our online discussion before our next lit.circle,.