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Saturday, October 28, 2017

Actually, Social Media Is Ruining Parenting

A few weeks ago, a mom named Alex McDaniel, wrote a seemingly benign joke on Twitter: "3-year-old for sale. $12 or best offer." Soon after the tweet, Child Protective Services showed up at her doorsteps with concerns over human trafficking. McDaniel is known for documenting the cute things her son does and says, but apparently a stranger didn't find this particular comment all that cute. There's a multitude of reasons why social media is actually ruining parenting, and McDaniel's story is just one example. Parents are using social media in seemingly harmless ways without realizing that not everyone gets their jokes or cares about everything they have to say.

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  1. I'm tired of people calling everything abuse and neglect. No one minds there business anymore and this was far from Human Trafficking. The person that called should have been arrested for false reporting.

  2. Marilyn Yamamoto4:16 PM

    Social media is public and offers a great deal of possibilities for misunderstanding posts. We should be aware of that and careful about what we say on "the air".


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