And so it begins…
While I know a lot of people love Facebook and social media as a whole, I don’t think many of us realize that we’re still part of this mass social experiment that we’re still learning about everyday. Our children are part of the first generation born into social media as unlike us, they don’t know a world without Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Snapchat.
And while I am super cautious with the things I post online about my family, I sometimes wonder how I would feel if my parents posted everything about me, my childhood, and some of our most personal moments on the internet some 25 to 30 years ago. Surely, it would be a different dynamic between us and that’s what I try to keep in mind whenever I use social media myself. I might think something is cute and worthy to share on Facebook now, but my children might think differently about it several years down the road.
That’s why people are either applauding or downright upset over one Austrian teen suing her parents over their Facebook use. While some people might not agree with her and what she’s doing to her mother and father, I can definitely understand where she’s coming from.
One Austrian teen is suing her parents for violating her privacy with childhood pictures on Facebook.