The reality of teens
These 4 screenshots I compiled here are from various conversations from my 13 year old sister in law's instagram account. She was 12 years old when some of this stuff was said. The top one on the right was actually said about me at the time, along with threatening to kill me and many other disgusting names. She gave her brother and I access to her account when one of her friend's notified us of some accusations. We found her writing stuff like this and worse. It surprised me a lot because I went out of my way to help her and take her into our home last year and she has been subjected to bullying herself and now she is the bully. This is the reality of how our young teenagers are acting. It wasn't just her that we saw acting this way either. 12 year olds talking about sexual acts, bashing people, you name it...sometimes parents just say this is normal behaviour, but why should it be? Why should we leave our kids to act in this way? Why shouldn't we do something about it? I bet a lot of parents don't even know this is how their children are acting. This is why it's so important to connect with our young teens and support them and guide them to be respectful and kind adults. Online bullying is alive and well. .