Monday, June 6, 2011

A Little Motherly Advice..or, what it's all about.

I don't usually write about political things. It's not my "thing". 1 Praying Mom, not 1 political mom... I have opinions, to be sure, but this isn't the space for that.

However, in light of recent events and in light of the fact that my congressional district just held a special election related to such events and because another politician is not apologizing for his *ahem* indiscretion, I have something to say...

Obviously these people have not been paying attention to those PSAs on Internet safety or what you should know about your kids and the Internet. (Maybe they should make this sort of thing part of the swearing in ceremony?)

So, to all those officials elected because some people believed they would represent their districts well, I will share what we tell our kids and in particular our 16 year-old son who is getting ready to apply to colleges... Do not post any pictures of yourself you wouldn't want your mother, your grandmother or your pastor to see. Do not sent messages, pictures or video that you do not want to be "out there" in cyberspace for anyone to see. Do not say anything on facebook, in a text or an e-mail that you would like to keep private. Cyberspace is not private!

My 16 yo seems to understand this, why can't supposedly mature elected officials get it? (I'm sure there are "reasons" for the self-destructive behavior, but I don't want to engage in speculation.)

This is not about on which side of the aisle they're sitting. I don't care whether they're putting their right foot in or their left, please, be sure you're fully clothed before doing the hokey pokey and turning yourself around. That's what it's all about!

To quote Ferb from Disney's Phineas and Ferb, "Fame is fleeting, but the Internet is forever."


1 comment:

  1. I love the hokey pokey reference-- great turn of phrase!