I am not one to sensationalize. I am one to advocate parents ‘ruining’ their kids lives by being involved. ‘What? Come on Zach!’ you say. Well check this story:
It’s you we trust…but those other 2 billion teenagers can look suspect to mom and dad and your dear ole youth pastor sometimes.
Here is what I am advocating:
1. Parents - if you student has a cell phone, take it once a week to look through texts and pictures. (same thing for computers – browse their history, monitor their email, and check their facebook) Paul was right when he wrote ‘Bad company corrupts good character.’
2. Students – if you have a cell phone – what you say or do can and will get around to other people. I know we would like to think our friends and boy/girl friends would never betray us…but alas it happens. (also mom and dad aren’t trying to ruin your life, they are trying to make sure that you don’t)
3. Everyone – let’s spend more time together in person and less time on the phone