I am this mom. (Well, maybe not with the pink boa and countertop dancing, but I’m solidly on board with minors and social media.) It’s remarkably hard to be the mom who says no when so many parents around me are saying yes. To hold my own against request after request, seeing the disappointment in the kids’ eyes each time, knowing they think I’m a shrew.
“Sorry, Charlie, but I don’t believe any child under 13 has any business on social media.
There. I said it…
As much as I know I can lock down my kids’ accounts and keep their internet sharing private, here’s the thing: I know what I post on my social media accounts, and I don’t want them seeing what I do in my grown-up space on the internet. And I don’t want your 11-year-old to see what I post either, thank you very much.”