My latest column over at CatholicMom.com alerts parents to a new Facebook app called “Bang With Friends.” I think what horrifies me the most with this new app is teens, even preteens, have the ability to download an app and experiment sexually under the guise of logging onto Facebook.
What to do? Well telling Facebook to breakup with this app is one part of the battle. The other? Arming our children with a moral compass so that when exposed to the seedier cultural elements, they are emboldened with the fortitude to make good choices.
In a few weeks, I’m giving a talk to the young ladies involved in Pure Fashion Des Moines to discuss this very topic — how to behave virtuously while using social media. Given my children are preschool and younger, I don’t yet have experience helping them navigate the landmines associated with social media use. I could use some insider info here (please don’t make me beg!).
If your teen were in the audience, what messages would you want me to share? Head over to CatholicMom.com and share your thoughts.