Cyberbullying: Are Parents to Blame? Essay
As argued by wordpress.com (2011), “Making excuses for your teens tech habits are no longer acceptable, you become an enabler to their new-found addiction”. This is an indication that parents need to closely monitor what their children do with the technology devices. Parents should Google, read magazines, and control what their children do. It is unacceptable that a parent argues that he is not aware of what his child does or why he does certain things. A parent should act as the owner of the computer, as the adult, and as the parent who makes rules, gives consequences, and teaches the child technology manners. Failure to this means that a parent is to blame for what the child does and for the results of his actions. Ignoring the negative effects of technology is also unacceptable for parents. Ignorance is among the major causes of negative effects of social media on children. A parent who buys his 11-year old son an phone to use as an alarm ignores the other uses of that device after 11 pm. Children as young as 6 years are on face book and other social networking devices and these are the worst influence on their lives. Leaving such young children to be exposed to such society evils is the blame of the parents.