Rubydo - Provo, UT---Social media is social engineering designed to
get people to conform through political correctness and public shaming when
someone steps out of line. Social media isn’t for people who question
authority or for those who criticize the protected elites in power and is geared
more towards those in the collective hive mind that think alike where
individuality and critical thinking are shunned.---This is
nonsense. I can point to any number of religious groups which require that
members think in 'hive mind', perhaps even Bee Hive terms, which
subdue critical thinking, require conforming conduct, and do not permit much in
the way of questioning authority.In fact the online social media
allows for individuals to find many alternatives to their current social
setting, which of course is the real danger of social media, youths may find
that the answers given by their religious or social group of birth, have
alternatives, and they may find those alternatives more fitting for their life
than than that of their parents.
The first two paragraphs should be red flags for any caring parent. Regardless
of internet content, anything that gets our children (and plenty of adults)
addicted is a bad thing. Repeat "bad".
Social media is social engineering designed to get people to conform through
political correctness and public shaming when someone steps out of line. Social
media isn’t for people who question authority or for those who criticize
the protected elites in power and is geared more towards those in the collective
hive mind that think alike where individuality and critical thinking are
I created a Prodigy account for my daughter at the time age 13-14. We talked
about how to deal with 'things online', in an adult way. When the
Internet became readily available we moved her activities there.This
and other experiences, along with a college education, allowed her to obtain
employment at 2 times my highest salary, for her first post college job.Online social media is like any other social context humans develop, and
requires parents to be involved with their children in navigating such social
settings.I'm very critical of parents and organizations which
seem to advocate some sort of 'government' involvement in such
activities, or parents who seem to think that some how The Corporation is
supposed to 'take care of their kids'.
Going to take a lot more to convince me. Alcohol increases confidence too.
Doesn't mean it should be used. Drugs make you feel good. Doesn't
mean they should be used. Teens can get confidence and self esteem from
healthier sources than social media. I've never thought there were no
pros; the cons just far outweigh them.
Social media is killing our kids. I won’t buy any other story. Period!
They have a life, it's just different than yours/ours. Not sure all of
this is all that good (or bad) but I suppose it is what it is.
The rise in teen suicides probably has everything to do with social media.
This reminds me of two drunks helping each other across the street and
convincing each other that they don't have a drinking problem.
More TV, more Instagram, Snap Chat, Twitter, and FakeBook. People need to get a