When I saw the Facebook post in my stream, I was shocked, surprised and disappointed. It was from a distant relative’s son. I won’t spread the negativity by repeating it. Suffice to say that it was the violent rant of a white teenage boy trapped in suburbia trying to sound inner city gangsta tough.
I understand that teens change personas the way others change outfits. They are trying out who they are, testing the limits, blah blah blah. We’ve all been there, right? (I think I’m still there!) But now it’s acted out on Facebook for all to see, where among the 500+ million users are bound to be some relatives and friends who don’t really want to see. But now it’s right there, smacking you in the face in your morning update stream as you sip your coffee. Now you feel compelled to DO something.
But what, exactly, should you do? Do you Continue reading ‘Acting your age on Facebook: When a status update crosses the line’