I saw an article today that has me thinking… so I’d like to know your opinion.
In short, the underage girl posted an Instagram picture of herself holding a bottle of vodka. The caption indicated she wished she was allowed to drink it.
The mother then had her daughter pose for an Instagram picture, this time holding a sign that said, “Since I want to post photos of me holding liquor, I am obviously not ready for social media and will be taking a hiatus until I learn what I should and should not post. Bye-bye.” The girl’s face is only partially shown.
On the one hand, I suspect the consequence will be highly effective in making the child think twice before posting items online. At the same time, the consequence has an element of humiliation – like a permanent, viral “dunce cap.”
So what do you think? Am I being oversensitive? What is the most appropriate way to correct irresponsible online behavior?
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