The following tips are courtesy Dick Berry of Youth Alternatives.
There are a lot of things posted on Facebook and the larger net.
Here are five questions your child should answer before posting.
1. What are you trying to do? Be clear with yourself on what you are trying to accomplish
A. Get attention?
B. Feel better about yourself?
C. Get revenge, irritate others, create drama?
D. Encourage a friend?
E. Help a situation?
Is posting this the best way to accomplish your goal?
2. Is it kind?
A. The world is a tough place.
B. Do what you can do to make it a little better.
C . Remember you tend to get what you give.
3. Would you be comfortable if the info/post/picture was forwarded
to your best friend, your worst enemy and your grandma?
A. You don't know where this is going to end up once you send it.
B. You can't control how long it is available. It could be out there a
really long time. It could show up at your 20th high school
4. If it goes virile, do you want this to be your 5 minutes of fame? Is
this how you would like to be known or remembered?
A. It has been said that everyone gets 5 minutes of fame in their
I don't know if this is true, but is what you posted how you want to
be remembered? Often times we don't get to pick what we will be
5. Is this a moment to keep private?
A. January 14, 2014 issue of Relevant magazine there is an article
written by Cara Joiner. She brought up this private thought.
B. Enjoying the private moment to its fullest may be trashed if you
stop to take a picture or post something.
C. Some things should be kept private