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An Open Letter to Teens about Social Media

We all need a little social smarts. Please share this with those you know who use social media - especially your kids.

I don't know about the rest of you but as a child in the 60's, I truly believed by the time the year 2011 we'd all be living like the Jetsons.

In some cases, we are! Well, maybe we don't have flying cars or our very own Rosie's, but we do have the ability to talk on the phone wherever we are, GPS so we always know where we are and even better, Skype.

But thinking back on those times and what we thought life would be like a "million years from now", who would have thought there would be such things as Facebook, Twitter, etc.?! 

With that said, I read this incredible blog written by Joellyn (Joey) Sargent for Social Media Today and felt the need to share. It makes you truly think.

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Cmkmom August 16, 2011 at 02:15 AM
This is a 'must read' for any of us who has social media concerns where our kids might be involved.
Greg Martinez August 20, 2011 at 04:20 AM
Superb blog. Parents and teens should read it ! Social cyber media is a public bulletin board. I grew up watching the Jetsons cartoon too, and technology can be great. However, progress in technology also has a very dark side. To the Star Wars generation I say think of cyber media as "The Force." Beware the "Darkside."

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