When your children reach a certain age, they may want to have some social media accounts and, just as you will have rules for them, they will have rules for you…
All pictures have to be pre-approved before posting on any social media sites, if you do not do this then you may be reported. By your own child. This has actually happened, on multiple occasions.
You can add their friends or accept their requests but DO NOT be seen to like or comment on any of their friend’s posts.
Laughing is not an acceptable response when one of your daughters accidently posts “an ugly selfie” on Snapchat and has a meltdown for an hour because 21 people seen it.
You can join Instagram but you must have a theme (WTF).
Tweeting celebrities on a daily basis is frowned upon, even if they are from Corrie.
Using hashtags if you are over 30 will result in your children taking the utter p*ss out of you. After getting home from an operation, I uploaded a picture with #blessed. They are still repeating it to me, over a year later.
The same goes for selfies, unless they are in them with good lighting and an acceptable filter. I once posted a selfie every day for a week after one of my daughters told me I was too old to post selfies.
Sometimes they like to tag you in one of their facebook pictures, just so all your friends will like it.
They will think you are too old for social media, you will think they are too young.
Do not try and read their messages over their shoulder, no matter how involved you’ve been in the gossip. Always make sure you are invited to read their messages!
Social media can also be used to your benefit if the bedroom you have requested to be tidied (3 days ago) isn’t done, threaten to post pictures of their clothes pile and strewn make up. Works every time!
Disclaimer – All of the above statements, really only refer to one daughter. This does not give you the right to block or delete me from any of the above mentioned sites 🙂
Love, Mum x