I ONCE ORDERED MY SON TO CHANGE HIS FACEBOOK DP BECAUSE HE WAS LOOKING LIKE A WORLDLY MUSICIAN IN IT- MIKE BAMILOYE
Evangelist Mike Bamiloye has again advised parents to keep an eye on and check time to time all the activities that surround their children which includes what they do on social media.
The popular gospel filmmaker, who gave the advice via his social media page stressed the need for this action and tagged it “parental monitoring”
To reiterated this counsel in contest of ‘parental monitoring’, he recounted how he called one of his sons to order who uploaded some pictures that raised his eye brows.
Sometimes ago, my wife and I were far away from home, on an invitation outside the country. And, one morning, I decided to check my son on the Facebook. I have been doing that from time to time. I always read the chatting and the communication thread; I always go over his page to check the type of friends he is keeping. On many occasions, I have called him on campus from home to ask information about some things I saw on his Facebook.
That morning, I called him when I checked him on Facebook and saw him in a picture, sitting down in the midst of some girls. I asked when he took the picture and on what occasion. He explained it was during a ceremony on campus and everybody was just taking pictures. I told him the implications of just taking pictures with just everyone anyhow. I told him to remove it immediately and when I went back to check his Facebook page, the picture was no longer there.
I had corrected him on some careless chatting and reckless communications on the social network. I had made him to understand that people would easily measure his spiritual life and virtue by what he says on the net. I had warned him on the long-standing repercussions of chatting irresponsibly with friends. I had taught him to let his conversations and chatting be loaded with Word of grace and spiritual words
That is what I call Parental Monitoring.
One particular morning, far away from home, in another country, I decided to check my son’s Facebook page and saw his profile pictures like that of a popular worldly musician. He stood, turning the side of his face to public view. Next, he wore a large black sunshade looking like one of those worldly rappers. From far away outside the country, I called him immediately and registered my displeasure at his new profile picture on Facebook. He was surprised that I was monitoring him, even from afar.
I demanded that he removed the picture immediately and replace it with a picture of where he was well dressed like a responsible young man; or like an evangelist or a pastor would decently dress. When I got to the site the next day, he had replaced the picture with a very decent one. That is what I call Parental Watchover
Published By: Ifeoluwa ORISAKAHUNSI