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Remember when y’all asked me questions for my boys about online and cell phone safety?
We had the interviews.
I asked them a LOT of your questions and it garnered a really great conversation. We didn’t do just one sit down, we’ve been talking about it off and on for a week or so. Their answers both surprised me (“What is sexting”?? NEVER SO GLAD TO HAVE MY KIDS NOT KNOW SOMETHING IN THEIR LIVES), made me sad (James told me about a girl that had to move to a different school because of photos that had gotten out online) and made me laugh buckets, “when I asked James Sandi’s question of “can you be cool without being online/with a phone” his answer was “At my age? Probably. Down the road it’s looking MIGHTY IFFY, THOUGH.” HAHAHAHA!).
I wanted to keep this last question of mine a secret and get it on film to get a true response from them. I gotta say–I am hugely proud of my kids.
My 14-year-old James is up first. We filmed this at 7 am, so they are still a wee bit tired, but they were great sports.
And my sweet little Christopher. I, and many adult people who function online in the blogging community should take note from him about what to do with negativity online.
I love my boys.
They will be excellent men.
So, whaddya think, all?
I’d love a discussion, if you don’t mind. Roll your eyeballs down to see why and how you can help a really great cause just by talking in my comments section. :)
Because this topic is so important for our kids and their futures AND because BlogHer really wants to get the conversation about texting, sexting and safety going – both with our kids and among parents, they are matching LG’s donation of .50 to dosomething.org for every comment on this post, (which means $1 donation a comment to an organization that exists solely to help teens get involved in giving back. It’s“a community where young people learn, listen, speak, vote, volunteer, ask, and take action to make the world a better place. Currently, only 23% of this generation actively volunteers. Our hope is to create a do something generation: a world where more than 51% of young people are involved with community action.” )