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A Survival Guide to Parenting Teens by Joani Geltman

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facebook posts that could put your teen in jail

threats that are taken seriously

Here's the Problem

Newspapers are full of stories these days about teens using Facebook and other social networking sites as a public forum for everyone and everything they hate. How about this news headline: “Nevada Girls Arrested in Teacher Threat Case.” It seems that six middle school kids, feeling negatively about their school experience (read with sarcasm), invited their fellow students on Facebook to take part in “attack a teacher day.” The challenge was to post as many crazy ways as they could think of to hurt or injure their teachers during the school day. ...

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