A hammer can be used to build, but also to destroy. Likewise, the tool of media can encourage positive behavior by inspiring and entertaining us. Unfortunately, media can also act to confuse, harm, or distract us. What makes the difference for children is having a parent who enforces the guidelines they need to have a clean bill of media health. Here are ten ways for approaching online media monitoring in your child’s life.
Several months ago, a millennial wrote an open letter to the CEO of Yelp who just so happened to employ her. She laid out her inability to afford the cost of living in San Francisco and the changes he should make to help not only her situation but the other employees. Even those who agreed with her arguments had to admit that the tone of her letter was unwise and, not surprisingly, she was fired the next day. The story went viral, prompting both critics and sympathizers.