Teenage daughter not allowed to be on social media

Lisa - posted on 03/19/2014 ( 4 moms have responded )




Am I the only one who feels our teenage girls should NOT be on social media? It is far too dangerous and the girls now-a-days seem too naïve for their wn safety. My daughter's friends are online but I say no way.


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Lisa - posted on 03/20/2014




I agree. The high influx of social media via internet has desensitized our children. I will continue to stand my ground with my daughter on this topic. I tell her all the time when you are at school you are socializing, when you are at church you are going to socialize, when we go on outings you socialize, and when you are at HOME that is our family time and that time is sacred and private. Learn to keep your worlds separate or when you get older you won't have a place to escape to. I love being able to keep my social, and work life separate as it enables me to have my home be my sanctuary from the world. In our walls is just our family and our peace. I hope she remembers that as she grows up.

Jodi - posted on 03/19/2014




You're not wrong in feeling this way. As a high school teacher, I see WAY too many social issues that begin on social media, and as teachers there is absolutely nothing we can do about that type of bullying. At least when I was younger, if you were getting a hard time at school from someone, once you went home at the end of the day, you could get away from it, and often, people would forget about it by the next day. But social media has turned these upsets into major dramas and often quite dangerous an nasty interactions. Kids do not have the social skills to be able to to handle social media in a mature way, and unfortunately BECAUSE of social media, are not developing the social skills they need to get on in real life.

Ev - posted on 03/19/2014




I do not think any teens need to be on social media at all. BOYS INCLUDED. Why should it be only about girls? Boys can also fall prey to the same issues of safety as any girl can. Do you think they are more mature than girls or that boys are safer? I think that we should be watching not only girls but the boys as well. I have a teen son and I have a facebook account because he does. Why?
Because his father and step mom did not ask my opinion on this and let him have one when he did not really need it. So I check his pages to see if things are fine.

Just a final point: NO TEENS should be on social media until 18.

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