Monthly Archives: April 2017

Lucy is looking at her screen at dark midnight, scrolling down her screen and double clicking all her friends post . Dark outside, scared, if she got caught by her parents. Then she turned her screen brightness to the lowest. Then she turn on her light slowly after that, she take the photo for her new instagram post. Then suddenly a message  from a stranger arrived. There are lots of people using social media, so sometimes that makes teens or other people feel good and that is also a way to keep in touch with friends that are far away. But sometimes that can cause a problem by texting strangers, etc. Parents should not  overprotect teens because  they get stressed from protecting them  and if parents protect teens too much then teens will hide from them more than usual.

Parents shouldn’t check teens social media because sometimes it causes teens endless stress. If parents are concerned but unsure that teens are texting with strangers, then it cause  a misunderstanding.  In the quote, it says that Dan, father of three teenagers, wants to keep them safe but he doesn’t want to read their social media because he trusts them. As a result, if parents access their teen’s followers on Instagram, then their child loses confidence in himself due to the burden of explaining private relationships with true friends.   Therefore, parents should not check their social media.  Instead, teens may get annoyed and they would want to hide more from their parent. Therefore,  always checking teens social media is not a good way to keep them safe.

Another reason that parents should not be checking teens social media repeatedly is because even though parents get worried about teens, teens also need privacy. Transition to introduce evidence.  According to an author who writes about social media.1 of his stories was about a teen get spying on by he/she social media to check every day. So he thinks that spying on teenagers is making it worse, so parents need time to trust them. Also, a teenager called Devan she said, “ I think that when parents go on their children’s facebook pages and look on their phones it a complete invasion of privacy.  So Devan thinks that when parents checks on teens social media it feels like spying on them and is not acceptable for them because they also have their own privacy to keep.  I think parents should now stop checking teens social media or some parents make their own account and friend their teens to check it. But I think that makes teens trust crack. Teens want parents to trust them not spy on them also teens are sometimes really sharp so if we do something bad then teens get really furious. If parents are overprotective than teens would be hiding secrets more from their parents.

Finally, I think parents should not check teens social media except when teens said yes to their parents or else family relationships will get worse.
In conclusion, teens should rely on their parents, so parents should not overprotect teens. Most importantly part is that teens are getting stressed out because of parents overprotection. Teens think that parents should not really overprotect them a lot because that makes them get further from their parents.Parents have to have responsible for protecting their teens, or teens will get further away.