We now live in the technology age, so we must also consider:
I will be the first to admit that I have posted stupid stuff on the internet via Facebook, but I try to learn from my mistakes. Sadly, too many people of all ages, preteens to senior citizens, do not always think before they post. Too often I see hate talk, be it against their own family, peers, classes or groups of people or against a person they are having a disagreement with. At times I also see snide comments about a particular person or inside jokes (that are not really inside but obvious) that are disgusting and hateful and so unnecessary. Why do people think this is necessary to do this? Do they feel like it makes them a bigger person? Does it make them feel stronger?
Often times I see or hear people say, 'It's my Wall, if you don't like it then delete me as a friend or don't look.' Sadly, this is not true, because 'your wall' is a public forum and many people see it and your mean words can affect families and friends of not only those that you are being mean to but to your own friends and family.
How can my mean words affect my friends and family? The answer is simple-
With all of this said, THINK before you not only speak, but before you tweet, facebook, blog or text. No matter your age you could find yourself in a situation that may tempt you to not think of other's feelings.
If you can't THINK before you speak, tweet, facebook, blog, or text, then do the next best thing and ask yourself, 'What would my Mama think?'.
Written by: Aimee Fauci