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My Kids Are Now on Instagram: Here’s The One Thing I Want Them to Know

My kids’ first foray into social media has been via Instagram. Instagram is an easy way for me to keep an eye on Tessa and Reed, now teens, and watch their tendencies, stepping in only as necessary  — which it hasn’t been, *knock-wood*. (I’m like Jane Goodall. She observed chimps in the wild habitat of Gombe; I observe imps in somewhat less civilized habitat of middle school.) I watched these past few months as Tessa and Reed stepped into their virtual personae. Their virtual personae ended up consisting of…. …a crap ton of selfies. That’s all they knew to do. Selfies, I explained, show the world how you want to be seen. What *I* find interesting when I check out someone on Instagram — I said in my a teachy tone I surely got from my dad ...