Thursday, July 22, 2010
This is so disturbing but let's look at it one string at a time:
No. 1: "Jessi" is too young to be on this site.
No. 2: "Jessi" has no judgment about how to communicate online. Again, she's too young (but I have to say that I know some 11 year olds who have better judgment.)
No. 3: What about the parents?
No. 4: Why is she unsupervised? Is the computer in her bedroom? (That's against all common sense for her age.)
No. 5: Why are people so extreme in their anger? Death threats?
No. 6: Not only is Jessi mad at her online tormentors but her Dad's behavior may be scaring her, too. No one's in charge.
Dr. Real is right. Anger fuels anger.
No. 7: Jessi is 11 and this may sound trite, but it's a bit disturbing that she's wearing so much makeup.
Poor Jessi. She's just a kid. Looks like she wasn't encouraged to remember that.
Bottom Line: In case your pre-teen kids are pressuring you to have a Facebook or MySpace page or be on any social networking site that's not for kids, don't let them.