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Teens and Social Media - How "In the Know" Are You?

Posted by on Sep. 9, 2013 at 1:06 PM
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Question: Which Mom Are You?

Options:

Frequent Social Media Checker (at least once a day)

Regular Social Media Checker (at least once a month)

Occasional Social Media Checker (less than once a month)

Never check it. My kids are perfect.

My kids aren't allowed to have social media accounts.


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Total Votes: 20

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I'm anxious to see where other mom's stand in checking their kids social media activity. Who is posting what? Is what they're reading and seeing age appropriate? Etc. 

Would love for you to take the poll above!

Signed,


Frequent checker and proud. :)

by on Sep. 9, 2013 at 1:06 PM
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Msgme
by Silver Member on Sep. 9, 2013 at 1:31 PM
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I check their wall on fb daily.  i check her other things less frequent and I sign into her account once a week or so to see if she's blocking stuff from me.  She knows that i can and will but doesnt know when I do or if i still do.   My son is not really into the social medai thing but i check probably once a month which is more often then he does.  My youngest I sign into her account daily

atlmom2
by Susie on Sep. 9, 2013 at 1:36 PM
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Mine are over 18 now. When they were in hs I would do surprise checks maybe a few times a month. Never found anything awful they said.
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Txlisa7969
by Bronze Member on Sep. 9, 2013 at 2:14 PM
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This is what I currently do too.  That being said they aren't that big into the FB thing.  My ODD gets on it once or twice a week and my YDD a little bit more than that.  Now they both have Instagram and I do check in on that more often.



Quoting atlmom2:

Mine are over 18 now. When they were in hs I would do surprise checks maybe a few times a month. Never found anything awful they said.



MonicaP76
by on Sep. 9, 2013 at 3:24 PM
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I'm so in the know, that my children can't have one...

Roo1234
by Member on Sep. 9, 2013 at 3:50 PM

I'm a regular checker, but it is more like once a week. 

luckysevenwow
by Platinum Member on Sep. 9, 2013 at 7:04 PM

Only when I feel the need.

Not_A_Native
by Bronze Member on Sep. 9, 2013 at 8:03 PM

Now, I don't check at all -the youngest went off to college 3 weeks ago.

I checked from time to time when they were younger.  Plus I have 4 kids, so someone was always tattling about someone else, lol.  I consider it as much "theirs" as my parents considered my phone conversations, so no, I don't intrude unless I feel I have a reason to.

We're pretty "computer savvy" here - my husband works WITH the internet on a browser for a major software company.  Can it cause problems?  Sure, but they can be caused by ANYTHING.  Don't blame the internet for your kids acting inappropriatel.  It's like blaming your car because your kid is a bad driver.

bizzeemom2717
by on Sep. 10, 2013 at 1:51 AM
Only when I feel the need
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wakymom
by Silver Member on Sep. 10, 2013 at 8:51 AM

 I voted Not Allowed. Actually, ds2 and dd are the only ones "not allowed" to have accts, b/c they are under 13. Ds1 does not have one b/c he has never wanted one. If he ever does, we will be checking it frequently.

 

 

 

boys2men2soon
by Kimberly on Sep. 10, 2013 at 9:25 AM

My kids are over 18.  I am facebook friends with one, and the other doesn't have a FB account.     When they were younger, I randomely checked their timelines.




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