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Would you do this to your kid on Facebook?

by Jeana Lee Tahnk


Would you do this to your kid on Facebook?

Imagine walking by your son’s computer and seeing his Facebook page up. You realize he forgot to log off – do you keep on walking or do you start snooping? Snooping is on the agenda, according to one dad, whose son Chris made the mistake of keeping his page in plain view. Most parents, if they decided to peek around, would just look through status updates, photos, wall posts and then be done with it. Oh no, not Chris’s dad.

Imagine walking by your son’s computer and seeing his Facebook page up. You realize he forgot to log off – do you keep on walking or do you start snooping? Snooping is on the agenda, according to one dad, whose son Chris made the mistake of keeping his page in plain view.

Most parents, if they decided to peek around, would just look through status updates, photos, wall posts and then be done with it. Oh no, not Chris’s dad. He took it a big step further and posted the following as his son’s status update:

It’s small, so if you can’t read it, it says:

“To all of Chris’ friends: This is his father. My son carelessly left his account logged in so I decided to snoop around. Upon reading my son’s personal information, I would like to clear a few things up. My son is not a “gangsta,” he will not “beat a ho’s ass” and he will most certainly not “roll a fatty wit his boyz.” So for all of those who think he is some hard ass thug, think again…he is Chris _______, a 15 year old kid that was afraid of the dark until he was 12 and cried at the end of Marley and Me.”

Oh, the hilarity! (For the dad). Oh, the horror! (For the kid).

This was likely the act of a protective dad with good intentions, but the relentless mocking that his son surely has gotten (and will continue to get) as a result of this is undeniable. One wonders though if after this Facebook episode, Chris was so mortified that he felt like he had to prove his “gangsta” ways even further to save face with his friends. Let’s hope not.

What do you think about what Chris’s dad did? Harmless or harmful? 

 

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