Having just read the post below, I am still speechless…which is fine because this Mama said it all so well:
I adore her apt description: Formspring is the present-day version of the bathroom stall on steroids, enabling the cruelest form of bullying with the greatest of ease.
Are you aware of the website Formspring? As the mother of 8 and 5-year old girls, I was not…yet…but am so glad to know about it early so that I can do a little early intervention and hopefully prevention.
You know, it’s crazy–I feel like me, and so many other parents and professionals out there, are putting their hearts and souls into helping girls cope with bullying–then a site like this comes along and makes money hand over first with no purpose or objective other than to wreck young girls. Where is the conscience?
This entry was posted by signewhitson on June 11, 2011 at 10:11 am, and is filed under Being a Mom, building self-esteem in girls, bullying, internet, kids, media messages, online, Parenting. Follow any responses to this post through RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback from your own site.
Signe Whitson is an author and educator on bullying, crisis intervention, and child and adolescent emotional and behavioral health. In her articles, books, and training workshops, Signe provides down-to-earth, practical advice for professionals and parents on navigating the daily challenges of living and working with children, tweens and teens.