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Letters | Speak up, check children's phones for unsafe communication
Cell phones for minors should be monitored! Parents, please check your kids' texts, emails, photos, Instagram's, Facebook, etc.
The combination of hormones, unsupervised access to apps/internet content, and freedom during middle school can be intoxicating and choices made can have long-term, damaging consequences. The pre-frontal cortex, the "wise owl" of a human being's brain, is not fully formed until you are 25 years old.
Our kids' innocence and reputations are on the line, and I have become aware in the last several weeks of several instances of inappropriate/adult contact, pictures, apps, etc. I am alarmed at the apparent lack of awareness, and/or supervision, and/or communication occurring in our community.
Don't be afraid to speak up and call the parents of your kids' friends and classmates when you see or hear something that is inappropriate.
I believe that it does take a village to raise healthy children, so let's get together!