The Semicolon Project

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Thu, 04-17-2014 - 12:52am

Any of you have teens who are talking about the semicolon project today? Evidently we should all be checking our children's wrists.  < https://m.facebook.com/pages/The-Semicolon-Project/659615364052145?id=659615364052145&_rdr>

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Thu, 04-17-2014 - 9:44am

Any of you have teens who are talking about the semicolon project today?

Nope

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Thu, 04-17-2014 - 9:44am
Also, stuff like this really makes me nostalgic for the days whe all you had to do was monitor your young teen on Fb/twitter/myspace/Instagram.
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Thu, 04-17-2014 - 9:45am
Also, stuff like this really makes me nostalgic for the days whe all you had to do was monitor your young teen on Fb/twitter/myspace/Instagram.
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Thu, 04-17-2014 - 9:46am

bordwithyou wrote:
<p>Any of you have teens who are talking about the semicolon project today? Evidently we should all be checking our children's wrists.  &lt; https://m.facebook.com/pages/The-Semicolon-Project/659615364052145?id=659615364052145&amp;_rdr&gt;</p>

I'd hope parents are doing more than just checking their childrens' wrists.  There are these groups/projects that my kids talk about at their schools and we talk about this at home too, Their perspectives are very interesting to listen to.  But like the compassion thread, I'm not sure where you're trying to go here, I don't see this one debate worthy either. 

 

 

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Thu, 04-17-2014 - 9:54am

If you were monitoring your child's facebook/social media then you'd know what they doing, who they were friending etc (at least IME).  I can't imagine being so absent bordwithyou. 

 

 

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Thu, 04-17-2014 - 10:00am

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">bordwithyou</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;Any of you have teens who are talking about the semicolon project today? Evidently we should all be checking our children's wrists.  &amp;lt; https://m.facebook.com/pages/The-Semicolon-Project/659615364052145?id=659615364052145&amp;amp;_rdr&amp;gt;&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>I'd hope parents are doing more than just checking their childrens' wrists.  There are these groups/projects that my kids talk about at their schools and we talk about this at home too, Their perspectives are very interesting to listen to.  But like the compassion thread, I'm not sure where you're trying to go here, I don't see this one debate worthy either. </p>
. How often should a parent be checking their teens accounts, in your opinion?  My son showed me several Instagram accounts last night where it looked to me where the kids with the photos of their wrists were really reaching out for help.  Mostly girls.  Also, there are ten thousand new ways for kids to get in trouble online.  How many of these do you know about?     <http://www.checkupnewsroom.com/7-dangerous-apps-that-parents-need-to-know-about/>

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Thu, 04-17-2014 - 10:05am

Also, stuff like this really makes me nostalgic for the days whe all you had to do was monitor your young teen on Fb/twitter/myspace/Instagram.

When were those days? 

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Thu, 04-17-2014 - 10:05am

 

bordwithyou wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">jamblessedthree</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;&lt;blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"&gt;&lt;div class="quote-author"&gt;&lt;em class="placeholder"&gt;bordwithyou&lt;/em&gt; wrote:&lt;/div&gt;&amp;lt;p&amp;gt;Any of you have teens who are talking about the semicolon project today? Evidently we should all be checking our children's wrists.  &amp;amp;lt; https://m.facebook.com/pages/The-Semicolon-Project/659615364052145?id=659615364052145&amp;amp;amp;_rdr&amp;amp;gt;&amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;I'd hope parents are doing more than just checking their childrens' wrists.  There are these groups/projects that my kids talk about at their schools and we talk about this at home too, Their perspectives are very interesting to listen to.  But like the compassion thread, I'm not sure where you're trying to go here, I don't see this one debate worthy either. &lt;/p&gt;</blockquote>. How often should a parent be checking their teens accounts, in your opinion?  My son showed me several Instagram accounts last night where it looked to me where the kids with the photos of their wrists were really reaching out for help.  Mostly girls.  Also, there are ten thousand new ways for kids to get in trouble online.  How many of these do you know about?     &lt;http://www.checkupnewsroom.com/7-dangerous-apps-that-parents-need-to-know-about/&gt;</p>

How often is a parent not checking or communicating with their child is what you should ask, bordwithyou. And further, I think kids that are reaching out for help online aren't getting that help or support in real life, How many children do you  know that actually have slit thier wrists and killed themselves or threatened to kill themselves?  So you and your son talk, Now that's a good thing, That should be encouraged early

 

 

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Registered: 12-22-2013
Thu, 04-17-2014 - 10:08am

 How often should a parent be checking their teens accounts, in your opinion? 

I usually look at my teen's twitter everyday if I get the chance or every few days.

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Thu, 04-17-2014 - 10:10am
Good question Molly, Her idea of nostalgia as monitoring a kid's social media is kind of funny, Nostalgia to me is before online social media and iphones, Lol.

 

 

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