I finally did it. I agreed to let my son have a Facebook Page. Ugh, I know. But let me just say I came to the conclusion I would rather he have a legitimate page, me be his friend, me have his password, me set his privacy settings, and me go over and over the rules of being online rather than run the risk of him going behind my back and setting up a page with a fake name. Now, I know there are those who will say ‘well, make sure he doesn’t go and do that’. Easier said than done. I am all for parent involvement and teaching our kids, but kids WILL be kids. And, let me tell you teens WILL be teens. Remember when you were a teen! Enough said.
So now that I am all set up as my son’s ‘friend’ I am learning more about the Teen Facebook World. Interesting. Very interesting. The comments, the pictures, the hoopla! Wowie. One of the first things I have to say I find a little peculiar is the way girls refer to other girls. These are their friends. What is this with teens now? They all refer to each other as their ‘lovers’ or their ‘wife’ or have them all listed as their siblings. Lovers? What is that about? And, the pictures! Yikes! What has made our teen girls all kissy-kissy with each other now? I honestly do NOT remember anything like this when I was a kid. Unless I was just oblivious?
This brings me to the whole thing now with girls experimenting with girls more in colleges these days. Huh? Another mom that I was talking to recently came to the conclusion that this is all about impressing the boys and getting the boys attention. They think that if they kiss a girl and basically are all over her, the boys will want them. Okay, what is going on here?
What do you think is up with all this girly-kissy-lover kind of thing going on? Is it for attention?