The photo above is currently circulating on the social networking site Twitter. I have no idea of it’s origin but it’s apparent that the girls in it are pretty young…. and pretty PREGNANT!
I wrote a post a while ago about 90 Teens Pregnant at one Tennessee high school (click HERE if you missed it), so the imagery of a group of knocked up teens, while shocking, isn’t THAT surprising.
“Amber Cole” was just the beginning! This should be a warning shot that if we don’t take the wheel and steer our teens in another direction… THIS is what will be the norm.
Shoutout to @MisMinL23 for bringing to my attention.
In case you missed it:
Facebook Fail: Are These Your Daughters?
Twitter Makes 14 Year Old “Amber Cole” A Lil TOO Famous…
Facebook PSA: “Like Mah Status Bish!”
Asking someone to “LIKE” your Facebook status
is almost as annoying as tweeting someone asking them to “FOLLOW ME
” on the Twittah.
Now don’t get me wrong, I’m sure there are several other social media annoyances like those chicks who pose bucked naked in the bathroom mirror everyday seeking online validation, but I digress.
I dunno how I ever missed Miles Jai‘s classic Facebook PSA, but he manages to puts all you annoying “Like Mah Status” b*tches on blast with this interpretative performance art piece.
All you avid “Face-bookers” probably already “LIKED” this hilarious video, but for those of you who haven’t seen it yet YOU HAVE GOTS to watch… Continue Reading…
When was the last time you worried about your online reputation? Whether you think so or not, you could have an online reputation that could cause problems with your current employer.
That was the case with Bartow County school teacher, Ashely Payne. Payne lost her job after school officials questioned her about images posted on her Facebook page.
[READ: BEWARE! Facebook Can Get You Fired. Just Ask Ashley Payne ~ VIDEO ]
Payne says she was forced to resign from her job at Apalachee High School in August 2009 after someone claiming to be a parent sent an email complaining about her vacation pictures.
At issue were several shots of Payne smiling while holding alcoholic beverages during a trip to Europe and there was also a Facebook status update Payne had written, stating she was headed to a game of “Crazy Bitch Bingo” at a Midtown restaurant.
The young teacher subsequently filed a lawsuit, asking the court to determine that she was entitled to a due process hearing. She also sought back pay and money for legal fees, however Superior Court Judge Chief Judge David Motes ruled against her yesterday.
In the ruling, Motes notes that Georgia law maintains that if employees resign, even when their hands are forced, it doesn’t equal an involuntary termination.
Whooda thought that one could lose a job over a photo holding an alcoholic beverage? 😕
How cognizant are you about what you post online?
This ain’t cute at all! This photo was posted on Facebook and Tumblr recently of two pregnant teen girls. The caption read, “Two pregnant BFF’s 15 and 14 years old…”
I instantly thought of the story I wrote last year about 90 girls in one school’s student population who were all pregnant at the same time.
[READ: 90 Teens Pregnant at 1 Memphis High school ~ VIDEO]
October has been designated as “Let’s Talk” month so that we can at least get the conversation started with our teens. This discussion needs to be had with BOTH boys and girls because… DUH! it takes both to make a baby.
Bringing a new life into the world is a beautiful thing that should not be taken lightly. Many teen moms and dads are ill equipped to care for that new life and are forced into poverty stricken conditions. Is that what we want for our next generation?
Georgia has the 13th highest teen pregnancy rate in the country. Preventing teen pregnancy often starts by changing circumstances and inspiring young people. Being that teens are posting photos like this online, pregnancy at such a young age is clearly becoming more acceptable in their culture and we need to do something quick, fast and in a hurry!
What are your thoughts about this duel teen pregnancy pic?
For more information about “Let’s Talk” Month:
GCAPP (The Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention)
I’m starting think there may need to be some written guidelines on social networking dating & relationships. Seriously. Think about it. Things are so much different online and off and people approach
Personally, I’ve always had a rule about NEVER dating anyone I met online. First of all, umma need for someone, anyone, around him that knows me to at least warn him about me first.
In my logic, if I meet you online, most times there’s not that instant buffer of a common personal “connection,” no person to tell you (or I) the “real deal” about you and your shitty personality, so we each have to go off of what we read (or see) and is that really a fair assessment of who anyone really is? Hmmmmm?
If you DO choose to meet someone online, are there any online rules? What are the dos and don’ts when it comes to Facebook relationship status etiquette?
There’s been discussion groups for high school students, where they were guided in understanding the proper ways to handle Facebook relationships but what about all you GROWN folks?
Well, in case you feel lost in the land of Facebook relationship etiquette check out a few top dos and don’ts gathered during a recent online poll. Continue Reading…