Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

Justin Bieber 'Graduation Gift' Tweets Should Make Moms Cringe

Justin Bieber announced recently that he's finished high school, so in response, the Twitterverse has taken to musing about the kinds of graduation gifts the pop star should receive. As if the kid who owns a Batmobile really needs anything else! Well, I guess that's the point. What could Biebs possibly need? The answers to TMZ's question are popping up on Twitter under the hashtag "#BieberGraduationGifts." And they're not exactly what I was expecting ... Honestly, I thought they'd mostly all be humorous, maybe a little tongue-in-cheek. Like "21 million Beliebers' virginity." Yeah, that's pretty funny.

But for the most part, there are tweeted answers to the Q -- mostly written by seemingly tween or teenage Twitter users -- that go way too far.

I'm talkin' really mean-spirited or downright crude responses I don't feel are fit to print ... And then you've got your hoards of underage girls offering up their virginity to the Biebs. Sigh.

What is it about a seemingly innocent Twitter game that brings out such cruel, ugly, inappropriate responses?What's more, how is it escaping these (mostly) kids that their responses are completely public? Hello! That is what "social media" is! Eeek. Maybe their parents aren't currently following them on Twitter, but they need to know their tweets are still out there forever (unless they come to their senses and delete it) for anyone to see. Bad news.

No parent should have to cyber-stalk their kid to see what kind of potentially reputation-scarring antics they're getting up to online. But when so many tweets directed at a simple hashtag game are thiscringe-worthy, it's apparent that some moms might need to be doing exactly that.

Do you find this disturbing?

by on May. 8, 2012 at 9:31 PM
Replies (11-15):
by on May. 10, 2012 at 11:25 AM


Quoting Avitar:

Well, I don't know what was said.

 All the things that kids say...and more.

by on May. 10, 2012 at 11:28 AM


Quoting websorceress:

ya, I do but not daughter monitors everything her daughter of 15 does and says on FB, she isn't even allowed to read emails without her mom reading them first.......too much control? No, her daughter is naive........she does give her more room with the cell phone texting but not online......but I guess many parents don't do that............

 I thing what your friend doing is smart. Kids learn by repetion and example. This close examination of what she is sending teaches her to act responsible and she learns what is appropiate and what is not to send out.

Some would like to think their teens have these skills already, but they are still growing children. Learning is life long, It's great to see your friend is still involved at this level.

by KT on May. 14, 2012 at 8:37 PM


by Crystal on May. 14, 2012 at 9:29 PM
I don't tolerate that behavior
by on May. 14, 2012 at 9:56 PM

It doesn't surprise me, but I do find it disturbing and sad.

Add your quick reply below:
You must be a member to reply to this post.
Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

close Join now to connect to
other members!
Connect with Facebook or Sign Up Using Email

Already Joined? LOG IN