Parents watch over their children on Facebook
Facebook and other social media websites have become quite the rage, as millions of people have logged on to these sites and are members. These users include children and many parents are looking to parental control software to ensure that their kid isn’t doing anything inappropriate online.
Parents should establish a plan in which the child knows what they are and are not allowed to do on the internet, according to PC Pro.
In some situations, children will not listen to specific rules and regulations that parents set in place. It is important that a parent establishes a way to reprimand their kid if they go off a plan. The most popular way to do so is to take the computer or smartphone away from the youngster for a while. However, not all moms and dads use such pragmatic techniques, and one parent made himself a YouTube sensation after he publicly punished his 15-year-old daughter for her computer use.
The southern father was none too pleased when he found a Facebook post his daughter wrote complaining about her chores and how difficult her life is overall, Mashable reports. The dad, Tommy Jordan, works in IT, and even though his daughter, Hannah, thought that she could get away with her long post about her parents, she was sadly mistaken.
Jordan posted a video titled “Facebook Parenting: For the trouble teen” in which he is sitting on a chair outside in what seems to be a massive yard or field. He goes on to explain his purpose for his post, by reading out loud a printed version of the Facebook message she posted in which she complained about having to do chores. He first goes into how foolish she was, as she thought her IT father wouldn’t find out about it.
“Maybe a few kids can take something away from this… If you’re so disrespectful to your parents and yourself as to post this kind of thing on Facebook, you’re deserving of some tough love. Today, my daughter is getting a dose of tough love,” Jordan said on the video.
Jordan ends the video by shooting an entire round of bullets into his daughter’s computer. He then announces he will be posting the video on his daughter’s Facebook page.
Even though Jordan’s method is a bit extreme, it is important that parents find a way to balance social media in their children’s life. Keeping tabs on kids’ online activities can not only help curb inappropriate behavior, but also allow parents to make sure their kids are safe when using the web.