Parenting involves nixing social media

By Kristy Solis

To post on social media or not to post on social media? This is one of the many decisions we decide as parents.

Before my husband and I even fathomed starting a family, for safety reasons, we decided we would not post our children on social media; and we still do not post our children on social media.

As our children grow older, other parents do not get it and even expressed that we are overprotective. Have our children appeared on social media? Yes, friends’ parents and family have posted their pictures on social media, usually group pictures. We cannot censor all social media, so we have changed with the times and have allowed the postings if others post it.

The best part about social media is you can be as social as you feel in a moment. There are no rules to social media. Some individuals post lots and some individuals post nothing.

Soon, my children will be old enough to participate in social media.

What do I want my children to know about posting on social media? My hope, as a parent, is that my children will think about faith and social media – putting faith at the center of the post and even pausing and praying before posting, “And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him (Colossians 3:17), and asking themselves “What if my parents or Jesus reads this one day?”

Lord hear our prayer, protect us as parents to keep our children safe, especially with the unknowns of social media. Do not let any harm come to these children and surround them with your favor Lord.


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