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November 10, 2014 at 2:03 PM

Social media: Think before you post

I recently read the editorial notebook titled “After Marysville-Pilchuck shooting, the dark side of social media exposed” [Opinion, Nov. 2] about where a parent wrote about protecting children from social media after a tragic event. My thoughts on social media are many people are saying things that they should not. They forget that social media reaches a ton of people and can impact people beyond those whose page they posted on.

I agree with the writer and feel that parents should monitor their children’s activities on social media better. They need to be reading what their children write and reading what their children read. Parents should remind their kids that whatever they write on social media is there forever. Parents can also talk to their kids and warn them of the effects of social media and talk about the good and bad sides of it.

I enjoyed this editorial and hope that you continue to publish such articles in the future. I think that articles like these help educate other parents and children alike. In the future, I hope that all people, adults and teenagers think before they type.

Kathryn Kienle, Maple Valley

Comments | More in Marysville-Pilchuck High School school shootings | Topics: Kathryn Kienle, Marysville-Pilchuck shooting, school shooting

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