Possibly the most common thing told to all kids by their parents,
Irrespective of caste, class or religion,
Across geographies and beyond borders,
Universally applicable and much accepted,
Have you ever wondered whether such teachings have even the slightest relevance in this era of Internet that we all live in?
Every day, kids are interacting with all kinds of strangers,
Be it on social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram etc.
Be it dating platforms such as Tinder, Bumble etc.
Getting influenced each day,
Building their thought process every hour,
Getting exposed to all sorts of content,
As a parent, it’s but natural to be worried of where this can drive their kids to!
More than worrying though, what helps is,
To work towards building trust and ladder of communication between themselves and their kids,
To try and become friends who hear them out whenever they need someone to,
To be able to unconditionally devote time and energy for the kids’ well being.
Parents out there have a choice,
To be or not to be, A parent that is!
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