I got a message today from someone I know via Facebook telling me about a mom with a daughter that is in the hospital. The mom needs to be at the hospital 24/7 and the dad had to go back to work this week. This family is in need of some love and support and live in a community not that far away from mine. So I posted a message on my Facebook and Twitter and have since realized that there are so many kind and caring people out there in the world. So many have already grouped together to help with meals, parking and even $$. Knowing that there are kind and supportive people out there is so very wonderful. One of Amanda’s friends is also going to work on this project. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to help in some way.
On the flip side, there are people that need to look deeply into themselves and learn some life lessons. Kids, youth, adults. Changes happen ever so slowly. In talking with many different people today, we as adults wonder why the momentum is slow.
As adults, we are ‘digital immigrants’. We are scared of the technology and how it works. Or maybe, scared of learning something new as we have been told it takes up lots of time. The teenagers of today are the ‘digital natives’ and the very young (age 2 +) will become the ‘digital masters’. A reporter told me today that teens have said that if their parents knew about what they (as kids) could happen on social media networks, they wouldn’t be posting what they post. There is an upside and a downside. Teens can make alternate sites. Teens can un-post. The moment something is posted and read, it can be hurtful. It can be taken down but the damage might already be done. It certainly doesn’t take long via social media.
I also found this article very amusing – What is an Internet Troll?
I had an interview yesterday and two today on cyberharassment (+ teens). It is one of those neverending stories. How do we change and alter? What needs to be done? How long will it take? We will just have to keep plugging away and also get more people to continue to support and share the message. The changes won’t happen overnight. But we also can’t stop the momentum. It’s like a train, we have to keep picking up more people along the way. And then the train gets longer. Or for us older folks, it’s like the bunny hop. Remember hopping around at the weddings of our friends.
Too funny. Too cute.
Time for bed and a new fridge.
xoxo Love you baby girl xoxo