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Media Concerns

posted Sep 12, 2011, 9:14 AM by Gabrielle Ledferd
Some of the troubles with teenagers blogging is that they say things that they may not mean. They may be upset about something and say mean/ hurtful things about others on their blogs that will stay on there forever. It could come back and haunt you when you're older and it may effect your life. Such as if you're trying to get a job and they see this blog you did when you were 17 and mad at your best friend and ranted about what they did and said nasty things about that person.  There are many things that happen in a teenagers life that they might blog about. It's not a safe place for people to just say whatever they want. Blogging is a great way to express your thoughts about subjects but it's also a place where things that don't need to be said are. Teens are reactive people who act then think about what they did/ say. Which is never a good thing because they may regret saying somethings.  Some rules would be to limit what the teens website access, watch over what they are doing on the websites, and block the blog websites off the schools websites so that the teens can't blog during school hours and then they will have time to think about what they are going to say before they go and rant about it.
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