Wherever I join some conversation about internet, there is often one question that I hear: Should children use internet and social networks? But, that is not what I want to blog about today. In fact, I want to know answer for one opposite question – what happens when parents come in touch with internet?
So, at the start of the year, I made for each of my parents a Facebook account. At the beginning everything was okay, but soon the problems started. Personally, I don’t mind if they poke me on Facebook or chat sometimes with me, but I like to talk to them personally or with phone.
Well, then, how time passed, they wanted to know more about internet, and soon I couldn’t do anything because they where everywhere.
I don’t know about you, but I don’t like my parents being on internet. I mean, often I talk with my friends on Facebook or some other social network about things that are not for my parents ears – how much did I drink last night, how was the party or some things that know my friends. It was the “What happens on Facebook, stays on Facebook” policy. Thanks to my rookie mistake, I killed my time on internet. Good thing is that my parents don’t know a word on English so I still have my blog. My mother is learning English, by the way.
So, about the question of parents on internet, I have to say no. This is not about older or younger people on internet, it is about the relationship of a parent and child on internet. I experienced it first hand and it is not that pleasant. Of course there has to be some exception: kids should have some sort of protection by their parents on internet. You never know.
Anyway, am I the only one with problem like this? Are your parents on internet too, and do they contact you there? It is my curiosity that asks you this, not me.