How To Be Smart When Posting On Facebook

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  Give me a break people; use some common sense when posting things on Facebook.

Here is a lady that posted her gun permit on Facebook and now she is band from her daughter’s school.

‘Why would you want the world to know you carry a gun permit?”

Unless maybe you are trying to scare the crap out of someone.

Would you want her helping at your kid’s school knowing she maybe caring a weapon?

Or here is another mother that posted on her daughters Facebook and now she is being criticized for punishing her daughter in this matter.

Here is what her mother told the Today’s show, “I decided to do something that I know would totally impact her, and that the next time she started that, she’d think, “I don’t want my face all over Facebook again with a red ‘X’ over my mouth.”

Should this mother be criticized for punishing her daughter?

She knows her daughter better than anyone; do we have the right to judge her punishment?

Here is another report of a coach that got fired because of a picture from her vacation she posted on her Facebook. (Her fiancé has his hand on her breast, OOP!)

I remember when I was raising my girls; I was having a problem with the 2 older ones hitting each other all the time.  Whatever I tried or said did not stop this behavior.  One day I decided OK kids you want to hit each other.

So be it…

I had a pair of handcuffs in the house.  (Get your mind out of the toilet, their father was really into collecting crap.  Like guns, cop stuff and military stuff.  That’s another blog post.)

Anyway I handcuffed them together and sat them in the middle of the floor.  Looked at them and said,

“Fine you want to hit the crap out of each other have a good time.”

It sure stopped them from hitting each other.

If they had Facebook back then and I had taken a picture of my kids sitting there handcuffed together and put it on Facebook what would have been the response?  (Never would have done that, but just a thought.)

You wonder how schools or anyone for that matter is getting this information.

 Let’s see…

Say you have a friend on your face book account that just collects friends or maybe they really don’t like you that much, but want to see what you are up too.

They read or see one of your posts and the gossip starts and the wrong person hears about your post.

Game over, your pretty much screwed.

People we need to think before we post!

And while you are doing that think about those pictures you are posting when it comes to your kids.  Or things you may say about your kids.

Ten years from now are they still going to be on the internet for all to see or hack into?

We don’t know the answer to that…yet!

When posting on Facebook stop and think…

  • Is this going to hurt anyone now or in the future?
  • Is this a picture that I want the world to see?
  • Is this really something that I want everyone to know?
  • If my kids see or read this what are they going to think?

Stop and think?

Don’t judge others by what they post, but learn from it.
If you don’t agree with it don’t share it, because you want to make someone look stupid.

As adults Facebook is no different than anything else, we as parents need to set a good example for our kids and the younger generation.

Is it time we stop being stupid when it comes to Facebook and social media sites.

And post only things we are proud to post and can make someone laugh and have a good day.

Or maybe learn something from our post.

Life is meant to help one another not hurt each other.

The moral of the story is…”If you can’t say or show a picture that isn’t nice than maybe you shouldn’t share it.”






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  1. Dear Debbie –

    I would go much further than you have here.




    Any retaliation for insults, slights or even political views should be delivered in person. Or the telephone.

    The question to ask is where will this smessage be forwarded.
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  2. Hi Debbie,

    I couldn’t agree more with what you’ve written 🙂

    Honestly speaking, this is one reason I don’t allow my kids who are well into their teens now, to put up any pictures of theirs on Facebook. For that matter, because parents should lead by example, we ourselves, never put up our personal on any social media sites. I guess we don’t do that, so our kids know they don’t have to do it also, and it’s best that ways. One can never say about tomorrow, and where all these pictures might go or how they are manouvered by those who want to harm you, isn’t it?

    Thanks for sharing. Have a nice week ahead 🙂
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    • Hi Harleena,
      Thank you Harleena. It is getting to be a little scare in the the world and we do have to watch closely what we want to say or picture we want to post.
      Sounds like you are leading with a good example for your kids. We need more parents like you. Maybe than all this bullying on the internet would not be happening.
      You also have a great week and thanks for sharing what you do to set the right example.
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  3. Debbie

    Great advice.

    I was also given this advice when it comes to social media:

    “Imagine your status/tweet is on a billboard in New York Times square. Now would your still share it?”

    I always use that advice before updated my status.

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  4. People can choose what they post, but sometimes I do wonder what they were thinking! I totally agree with your sound advice here Debbie. And I especially liked what you said here: ‘Don’t judge others by what they post, but learn from it.’ We can always learn from mistakes whether they are someone else’s or our own. But I do try to remember that a mistake made online can stay there for a long time!
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