What are teenagers doing online these days?

I met one mum who was pretty worried about allowing the kids online. I can’t say I blame her though. You need to see how some of our teenagers get on social media and begin to pout in selfies they have no idea why there are taking in the first place. Then they wear skimpy clothes and pose in very queer ways, trying to get the attention of ‘vultures’. And boy, there are many of them just roaming about cyberspace, waiting for someone to ‘eat’. Anyway, while I understand why some parents may be slow to allow their teens online, I think it’s better to gradually ease them into it, while carefully accompanying them somehow. Don’t give them the impression that you’re breathing down their necks. They don’t like it. Hopefully, if parents trusted their kids enough and gave them an open enough atmosphere, these teens may even come to them with problems they encounter on cyberspace. Dare to take the risk?




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Fada Oselumhense Anetor

Studied at St Paul Minor Seminary, Benin City; Saints Peter and Paul Major Seminary, Bodija, Ibadan; Catholic Institute of West Africa, Port-Harcourt, Nigeria. Ordained a Catholic Priest for the Diocese of Uromi on the 11th of August 2012. Loves working with young people

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