I have made this perfect little cocoon for my family. Our home is our sanctuary. We are free to be who we want to be with no outside distractions. Our home really feels like a home. It is not just a house. It is filled with the smell of flowers in the garden, scented oils in the lounge room, fabric softener fills the air in the bedrooms & the laundry. Everything in our home is comfy & cosy. There are photo’s, shells, paintings & handmade ornaments all through out.
It is our home, it is our safe place.
Now, I feel as though my home is not so calm & tranquil.
Outside influences have disrupted our sanctuary.
Cyber harassment is now part of our lives & it can never be undone.
I can not go into all the details, this is not the place, it is not the time. Things are still going on.
What I want you to do is check your kids social media.
If you do not have access, make them give you their passwords. It is not snooping, it is not an invasion of privacy………It is being a great parent.
Do you know what your kids are writing?
Do you know what other kids are writing to your kids?
I am not just talking about bullying.
There is a lot of other things that go on online than just bullying.
I have always know the passwords, I have the emails linked to my emails, I have done all the right things.
It does not stop others from doing the wrong thing but I am protecting my children to the best of my ability.
I was able to be the protector. I always will be. My kids know that.
People may say that kids should not be on the internet but how can you not let them when it is part of the school requirements. To think that you will never let your kids on the internet is a fantasy. They have to do their homework, they have to do school work. Some schools now even require students to have a laptop. The government is handing out laptops.
Because some other parents are not checking their kids messages, emails & social media, my family & other families just like ours have been shattered by the words that are typed.
I am not pointing the finger at anyone.
What I want to do is raise awareness.
When was the last time you checked what your kids are typing while online?