I know it has been awhile since I’ve blogged. (I know because I husband keeps telling me!) Here’s a little story. Teenager are out of control!
First, let me say I’m a Facebook junkie. I also have a MySpace account that I rarely use but keep because some of my “friends” there don’t have Facebook accounts. That being said, I had been friends” with a teenage cousin of mine via MySpace. From the get go, I notice her profile picture was a little too provocative for her age (t-shirt rolled up, stomach out and some cut off shorts) So I informed her mom. The picture was changed. Then I started noticing other little things on her page. Things that I would want people to bring to my attention if my teenage daughter was putting it out there to the world. So, I informed her mom. One day I went to her page and could see her comment list or any other info that you see on a regular page. It was just some pictures. While talking to her mom I mentioned it, and her daughter told her she made all that info private. In other words, I could access the page it would open but her comments and friends list none of that would show up. A week or so later I tried to go to her page and realized she had deleted me as a friend!!! All I could see was her profile picture ( which was her in a pulled down tank top(that made her look like she has more boobs than Anna Nicole) and some cut off shorts. The status read “Born to be a King Magazine Model”. I called her mom. Not so much because she deleted me but because I why I felt she did it. I told her mom she did it because she didn’t want me telling her about the pictures and postings she was putting on there. Her mom didn’t know she deleted me but agreed as to why she did it. Well she confronted her about picture and the status (The mom didn’t even know what King Magazine was). The daughter became irate and refused to take the picture down. I also believe she has deleted two other cousins from her list because she doesn’t know who told on her.
Now when I was a teenager I was no angel. However, this girl has taken “just being a teenager” to another level in the past, which is why I made sure to let her mom know what she was up to. I’ve learned that telling the parents doesn’t matter sometimes because they talk a good game but don’t back it up. The same profile picture is still up and the status is even worse than before.