Jackie Hyland: Social media faux pas
Posted January 8, 2013
I like to think I'm pretty hip.
I 'm on Facebook and Twitter! I love to listen to Usher and Pit Bull! Oh, and just recently, I joined Instagram.
So did my teen daughter.
To be honest, I allowed her to join after being nagged about it. Part of the deal for allowing her to join was that she would have to allow me to follow her.
It's a scary world out there. I want to monitor her page.
Recently, I had a few spare minutes, which believe me is pretty rare. So I hopped on Instagram to take a look around ... and, yes, to see her pictures and read the comments. Everything was above board.
I noticed she posted a few new pictures, really pretty ones. So I liked a picture. I can do that right? I am her mom!
I even went one step further and commented on another picture. I wrote, "So pretty!"
Well, mere minutes after those two little words were posted on her Instagram page, I got a text. Not a positive text. She wanted to know why I commented!
I was shocked! My own daughter was upset that I posted a comment on one of her pictures. I could see if I said something negative. But it was nice!!!!
Even my husband was annoyed with me! I asked him if he was serious. I mean all I did was say my daughter was pretty. But my husband pointed out that I did it on Instagram. Her friends can read it.
Oh no! Now, I really messed up. Parenting is not easy. Add in all these social media sites and it's a nightmare!
Jackie is the mom of a tween and a teen. She is an anchor for WRAL-TV. Find her here on Go Ask Mom monthly.