Communication is also important on the social pages. What many adolescents do not realize is that other groups monitor these pages and they can also result in unforeseen consequences. FaceBook, MySpace, Twitter, and all of the others are the first place job-screeners for many large companies look to learn about the real person they are considering hiring. Other groups that monitor these pages are state and federal tax collectors, police (if the person is under suspicion for a crime) and even scholarship groups, making sure that what is presented in cyberspace is congruent with what they might have found out in an interview or through a resume'.
So how do parents monitor and make sure that their adolescents are staying within the realm of what is legal and appropriate to communicate to larger world? It would be almost impossible to spend the necessary time to daily monitor all of this communication. The damage to the trust relationship would also be immeasurable. What parents have to do is make sure that they instill a sense of responsibility about how communication happens in all realms. If your adolescent is naturally polite and pays attention to what and how they communicate, then they will do that in the cyber world, too. Parents should also realize that adolescents are still learning throughout their adolescence and that monitoring should be on a sliding scale related to their level of maturity and common sense. Talk to them about what is important in communication in general and keep those lines of communication open until you are sure that they can handle what to share and what to keep.
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