I didn’t post a lot lately, being engaged in my new parents site, http://www.parents-space.com .
It’s coming up nicely I think! 60 Contributors already.
The variety of contributors results in discussing many topics, some are fairly new to me. I bet that I’m not alone here.
A naive parent I am, a species that cannot survive for long in the 21 century.
Listen to this:
My Tween (12 – should I say “Teen”?) was standing near my computer when I was editing posts in Parents- Space.com, and suddenly asked me – “mommy, how do you know Omegle”? She noticed the icon in Andrea’s post:
Now please believe me: You definitely DO NOT wish your kids to know “Omegle”.
This is Andrea http://andreamcdanielphotography.com/blog/ and I am so glad to have her contributing to Parents-Space.com.
If not for her, I would have never known about Omegle. My tween however, she does. She knows Omegle so well, she recognized the logo immediately. But guess what, now I know she knows.
She said she didn’t use it. A friend showed it to her.
Do I believe her?? She recognized the logo in an instant, and named it without hesitation.
While considering my reaction (do I faint now, or do I wait?) I’m getting a call from a peer’s mom.
She’s been told that some kids were video chatting, and this stranger informed them the size of his penis. The problem was that he measured it in inches, while in my country we use centimeters. Problem, isn’t it???
Having no idea how to convert inches, the tweens checked with their parents what the inches stood for… I’m not joking, actually just thinking about it makes me want to cry.
Should we download a conversion app to our children’s cells? You can never know when they’ll need it!
Anyway, if you can’t beat them, join them; We created a “worried moms” WhatsApp group since yesterday, beeping endlessly; just like my daughter’s.
Now that I scared the hell out of you, I will move to the tyres garden I designed with my other kids. It’s relaxing, it’s not dangerous, and note this: when they are painting, they are not online.
My little ones, they still have a year or two before they start video chatting with strangers.
Sorry, I’m so proud of myself I need to show you another one:
OK, last one:
These are my 5 and 9 painting (no cell phones yet)
The dog is half blind, not helpful at all.
While we’re at it, that’s my 5 working on wind chimes. Instructions here.
Off to a meeting with the parents of the tween’s peers, to plan defence strategies.
Never let them get ahead of you (technology speaking, at least).
Last: This is actually 2 posts combined together isn’t it? It suddenly struck me that I shouldn’t split it.
It doesn’t matter what kind of parents we are; however it is we educate them while we still have some influence, we’re losing control at 12.
All posts are Facebooked and Twitted, so you will be informed of every new Omegle.