Password Please, North Carolina Mom Goes to Extreme to Keep Kids Safe Online
MEBANE, N.C. — A Mebane mom means business when it comes to her sons’ social media accounts. She’s says her four sons know the rules and now she’s even blogging about her guidelines to warn other parents.
Kristen Thompson posted a blog last week titled, “Wake Up and Smell the Sexting, Parents.” It’s received more than 150,000 hits.
Thompson’s “law” is simply stated in her blog, “If you post something that you’d be embarrassed for your Mom to see, don’t post it. That’s my rule. Like or not, you break it, we’re going to rumble,” she said.
Thompson’s sons are allowed to have social media accounts including, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Anything with a password, they have to hand it over to mom.
“You can’t get by my mom. You really can’t. It’s tough,” explained Jordan Mann, Thompson’s 19-year-old son.
Thompson admits she thinks she’s an overprotective parent, but she’s okay with that.