I wonder what worries my parents had when I was a teen? I guess not too many when I was at home. Way back then if you were home there was nothing to worry about. There wasn’t anything like Facebook, Myspace, Twitter, Cellphones, iPods with chat, etc, etc…
I worry about things like sexting. That probably sounds wrong. I don’t mean that I worry about her doing these things, but I can not control what other people send her in messages.
How easy things must have been. But then they had the worries of not being able to get a hold of us when they needed to. Checking is was difficult as well.
With the positive comes the negative. A lot of negative.
I recently allowed Morgan to have a facebook account. She is 14. I can only hope that she makes the right choices. Although, I am sure she will make mistakes…I can only hope they are not too bad and not too often. She also has a cell phone. She pays for it herself with money she earns. She is (for the most part) very responsible.
It’s still hard on me to know she has all of these devices and social networks. I worry that she will fall into the issues that I know some of her friends have.
What are some of the things that you worry about while parenting your teen in a digital age?