Weapons of Social Media

Now the brother shall betray the brother to death, and the father the son; and children shall rise up against their parents, and shall cause them to be put to death. Mark 13:12

When the World Wide Web (Internet) opened up to the masses, no one probably imagined that taking something which would improve our lives would eventually become destructive, twenty-six years later.

But it has.

Social media is for some the cure-all.

Which believe it or not, it will never cure sin.

Our children and youth deserve more than being put in the hands of technology and left alone to take care of themselves.

The results are in.

Technology is not designed to raise our young.

Yet, it’s this unfortunate mindset of a percentage of parents to immediately put an iTab or smart phone in the hands of their young child, expecting to have an Einstein or Bill Gates.

In just a matter of three days, news stories about young children taking nude photos of themselves and exchanging them resonate that this is not an epidemic but a warning for responsible adults to take action to protect our young and not discard them.

Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Vine and Tumblr inventors probably never envision that what they had created for exchanging ideas and connecting with people beyond one’s borders would lead to devastating results in the lives of the demographic population segment they depend on to keep their businesses running successfully.

As a grandmother, my concern isn’t about weapons of mass destruction but rather the weapons of social media which are visible in households, schools and in the hands of our children.

The father shall be divided against the son, and the son against the father; the mother against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother; the mother in law against her daughter in law, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. Luke 12:53

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