There is a false perception that being your child’s friend on Facebook is sufficient for protection and parental guidance. You may even think having access to their password will secure your monitoring process. You may go so far as to cut them off Facebook. It may seem an appropriate option, but it could lead to going underground with an alias. Children are not stupid. Some already have two Facebook accounts. The one you know about and the one you do not.
We love our children and having the reigns so tight is not conducive to having a healthy relationship with them. We cannot protect them from every issue that they will come in contact with. We provide supernatural protection through prayer and training in righteousness.
Lead By Example
The first line of defense is leading by example by having a Godly Facebook account. Please keep in mind your child watches your action on Facebook. Who and what you like on Facebook speaks volumes. The people you support and stand behind through sharing will speak volumes. Are you flirting on Facebook? Are you posting provocative pictures of yourself? Are you selling breasts and thighs that can’t be cooked in grease?
The second line of defense is communicating with your child in real life. Facebook communication with your child may be intrusive. I am not advocating against it, but your main communication should be physical and not electronic. Your communication should consist of the wisdom of God coupled with some reflective talk. Your communication with your child should be communicated back to you.
The third line of defense is to pray together. It does not have to be everyday, but if you are watching television with them everyday, pray before or after your television watching. Prayer is not archaic; it is crucial for God to infiltrate the mix.
Unless the LORD builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the LORD watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain. It is useless for you to work so hard from early morning until late at night, anxiously working for food to eat; for God gives rest to his loved ones. Children are a gift from the LORD; they are a reward from him. Psalm 127:1-3
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