Saturday, March 11, 2017

learning from the mistakes of others

The kids like to watch videos online like Grant Thompson, Dude Perfect, Lifehacks for kids...  I read recently of another youtuber that is being charged with child endangerment because of a stunt they did.  They filmed the child riding in the back of a pick-up full of water beads driving around town.  Later they dumped the beads which caused traffic problems and clogged the sewers.  So they are being charged with child endangerment and fined for illegal dumping.

I've told the children to stop watching these stunt videos.  People have always done dumb, dangerous, and destructive things to impress their dumb friends.  Now people are adding dumb to videos to attract attention online.  So they are doing more outrageous things to try to get more views.  And they are creating a video record so they can be prosecuted by the police. 

Kids, if you're going to be dumb, do so privately.  Anything you do can follow you for the rest of your life.  Anything you do and video or photograph and put on the internet, WILL follow you for the rest of your life.

Your Mother

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