What other purpose is there to Facebook than showing off our moments of glory, socializing and commenting on friends’ photos?! Well, it seems that there’s much more to it than meets the eye. These creative parents took the social media concept to a whole new level, using it as a way to discipline their thirteen year old daughter. The ingenious duo took silly photos of themselves which they uploaded onto the social media platform, turning the girl’s updates into into a „wall” of shame.
The story got the attention of the media when a Reddit user, apparently the girl’s brother, posted one of the photos with the caption: „My parents took away my sisters phone for the week. They’ve uploaded about 10 of these to her facebook. Doing it right!”
This alternative form of punishment may have caused a few laughs among her peers, yet it got mixed reactions from the general public and gave way to lots of discussions on the parenting theme.
While some commenters saw it as a fair reprimand and a funny joke, appreciating the couple’s sense of humor, others felt that this kind of virtual discipline can mark a kid forever, doing more harm than good.
What do you think? Did they do it right? Or is that too much of a punishment for a bratty kid?
Here’s another example of original Facebook parenting, effective or counterproductive, you decide:
And here’s how teens react to the video:
I don’t know about you, but I’m sure glad my parents did not have access to Facebook when I was a teen.
- The Teen Years: Parenting in the Digital Age (blogher.com)