The Semicolon Project

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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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Fri, 04-18-2014 - 11:06am

blackandwhitemolly wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">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.</span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">When were those days? </span></strong></p>

Back before the new apps that are pretty difficult to monitor and kids having smart phones.  I'm surprised given your extensive google stalking experience you don't know this stuff.

PumpkinAngel

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Fri, 04-18-2014 - 11:06am

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jamblessedthree wrote:
&lt;p&gt;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).&nbsp; I can't imagine being so absent bordwithyou.&nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;
</p><p>That's cute that you think social media is limited to facebook and/or apps that parents can check. &nbsp;Naive, but cute.</p>

PumpkinAngel

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Fri, 04-18-2014 - 11:07am

blackandwhitemolly wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"> How often should a parent be checking their teens accounts, in your opinion? </span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">I usually look at my teen's twitter everyday if I get the chance or every few days.</span></strong></p>

What about social media that you can't look at?

PumpkinAngel

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Fri, 04-18-2014 - 11:08am

bordwithyou wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">blackandwhitemolly</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"&gt;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.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;&lt;span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"&gt;When were those days? &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote>. It was a lot easier to keep track of kids online ten years ago when there was no snapchat or "HideMyApps" apps, when kids didn't all have personal devices.</p>

Yik Yak is another one.

PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Fri, 04-18-2014 - 11:14am

jamblessedthree wrote:
Eek, So you are stalking my children, Wow, Shame on you. And I do not berate you, I take to task what you write here. You have done nothing but shown revenge to a particular poster here for "stalking" your child and in return, you do the same - That is not only cruel but it is a sign of sick mind, You know there is help for issues that bother you so much bordiwthyou.

Curious contradiction, just a few threads ago you were loling with Molly over information she obtained by stalking people's children and now you pretend that you are upset over the stalking of children?    Are we to assume that you don't have the same opinion of Molly who has stalked my kids, Bord's kids, Marla's kids and who knows how many more?  

If you don't stand for something, you will fall for anything...

PumpkinAngel

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Fri, 04-18-2014 - 11:16am

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;em&gt;&lt;span style="text-align:left; font-size:13px"&gt;If they drew semicolons on their wrists yesterday as a cry for help, would you honestly know about it?&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/em&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;em&gt;&lt;strong&gt;&lt;span style="text-align:left; font-size:13px"&gt;Yep, why wouldn't I&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/em&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;&lt;span style="text-align:left; font-size:13px"&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;strong&gt;&lt;span style="text-align:left; font-size:13px"&gt;I would too.  And frankly, I think there's no difference b/w not knowing and knowing but doing nothing about what your kids are saying, talking about, drawing on themselves/their wrists etc.  I don't know, communication is critical and always has been IMO.  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;strong&gt;&lt;span style="text-align:left; font-size:13px"&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote>. Me too.  That's why I aleays wondered why parents who claim to be monitoring their kids and communicating with their kids do nothing when their teens do things like post their phone numbers and pictures of their high school schedules and half naked selfies.  But it happens, more than you think.  And if they are doing all that on their public accounts, it makes you wonder what they are doing on snapchat and private apps.</p>

Hypocrisy, but it does make you wonder if a parent doesn't know about what is posted on a personal page, does make you wonder how much farther they go when they think something is private.

PumpkinAngel

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Fri, 04-18-2014 - 11:18am

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;&lt;blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"&gt;&lt;div class="quote-author"&gt;&lt;em class="placeholder"&gt;jamblessedthree&lt;/em&gt; wrote:&lt;/div&gt;&amp;lt;p&amp;gt;&amp;lt;em&amp;gt;&amp;lt;span style="text-align:left; font-size:13px"&amp;gt;If they drew semicolons on their wrists yesterday as a cry for help, would you honestly know about it?&amp;lt;/span&amp;gt;&amp;lt;/em&amp;gt;&amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;&amp;lt;p&amp;gt;&amp;lt;em&amp;gt;&amp;lt;strong&amp;gt;&amp;lt;span style="text-align:left; font-size:13px"&amp;gt;Yep, why wouldn't I&amp;lt;/span&amp;gt;&amp;lt;/strong&amp;gt;&amp;lt;/em&amp;gt;&amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;&amp;lt;p&amp;gt;&amp;lt;strong&amp;gt;&amp;lt;span style="text-align:left; font-size:13px"&amp;gt;&amp;lt;br /&amp;gt;&amp;lt;/span&amp;gt;&amp;lt;/strong&amp;gt;&amp;lt;strong&amp;gt;&amp;lt;span style="text-align:left; font-size:13px"&amp;gt;I would too.  And frankly, I think there's no difference b/w not knowing and knowing but doing nothing about what your kids are saying, talking about, drawing on themselves/their wrists etc.  I don't know, communication is critical and always has been IMO.  &amp;lt;/span&amp;gt;&amp;lt;/strong&amp;gt;&amp;lt;strong&amp;gt;&amp;lt;span style="text-align:left; font-size:13px"&amp;gt;&amp;lt;br /&amp;gt;&amp;lt;/span&amp;gt;&amp;lt;/strong&amp;gt;&amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;. Me too.  That's why I aleays wondered why parents who claim to be monitoring their kids and communicating with their kids do nothing when their teens do things like post their phone numbers and pictures of their high school schedules and half naked selfies.  But it happens, more than you think.  And if they are doing all that on their public accounts, it makes you wonder what they are doing on snapchat and private apps.&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>You are awful concerned about others' parenting bordwihtyou.  I find your stalking concerning, It is creepy and it says a lot about you as a person not others.  Ironic isn't it, the fault you find in others is really about you.  </p>

Curious, I called it creepy and crass....given that you have been quite concerned about bord's parenting over the years and made some very hateful remarks, you might want to remove the plank in your eye before you talk about a speck in another.  Given the level of hypocrisy in your comments on a constant basis, what does that say about your comments?

PumpkinAngel

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Fri, 04-18-2014 - 11:20am

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>

It might be a good start for some parents to check the wrists of their children and then do more.

PumpkinAngel

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Fri, 04-18-2014 - 11:22am

it does make you wonder if a parent doesn't know about what is posted on a personal page, does make you wonder how much farther they go when they think something is private.

I totally agree and maybe check the pages of their very close friends/people they are dating to know what they are posting too.

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Fri, 04-18-2014 - 11:22am

blackandwhitemolly wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">. I think this one is particularly intriguing because it was orchestrated by teens for teens with a national "coming out day" for kids who feel they are at risk for harming themselves.  I applaud them and pray they each find someone who will listen.<strong>  It's dometines just plain hard to be a kid.</strong></span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">Do you think this is something new? lolololol</span></strong></p>

Why is that so funny?  

PumpkinAngel

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