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Facebook Status Updates: What You Need To Think About Before You Hit Publish

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Facebook is one of those places where we love to share. We love to share a lot of things about our daily lives and we often get caught up in the moment and don’t really think before we hit “publish.” Chances are that you have hit “publish” a couple times and regretted the post at a later date. So…. that got me thinking. A lot of people are wondering why certain things are not ok to post. Here’s my take on this!

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WORK

Let’s face it, we all have bad days at work now and then. It is NEVER ok to post negative things about your job, your boss and the business you work for. Have you ever thought about who is paying your bills? The quickest way to get your name off of the list for a pay raise or promotion is to start talking negative about your employer. Unfortunately, I see this in my personal Facebook feed over and over. Be nice and remember, not everything belongs on social media and face to face conversations still matter.

SCHOOL

With a new school year, it’s important to remember that school is for having real conversations. Those text messages can wait until after the school day and Facebook messages can wait until the end of the day. Parents, please do not send your kids text messages during the school day, as it puts a strain on the classroom setting.

KIDS IN BATHTUBS

It is never ok to post a picture on Facebook of a child in a bathtub. I have no idea as to why any parent thinks this is ok. These kids will grow up and wonder why their photo is showing up on a site where parents never intended it to be. There are somethings that are not meant to be shared, and kids in bathtubs is one of them.

This is a quick list of what not to post on Facebook. With a new school year upon us, I thought it was a good time to address a few items and maybe make us all think before we hit “publish.” Have you ever regretted a Facebook post? If so, how did you handle the situation?

 

 

 

4 thoughts on “Facebook Status Updates: What You Need To Think About Before You Hit Publish

  1. Greg Devlin August 25, 2015 at 9:06 pm

    Great List! I agree completely and I could add a few others to the list like: No Dirty Laundry ( family business), no feet, no food, no vicious comments behind anonymous avatars (if you’re going to say at least “own it” but we’d rather not hear it to begin with). Greg Devlin

    • admin August 25, 2015 at 10:26 pm

      This list could really be several pages long!

  2. Beth Ann Chiles August 26, 2015 at 6:41 am

    Exactly. You and I have had several conversations about this. I know that I am not always “correct” in what I post but I am certainly striving to be better and more aware. Thanks for the pointers.

    • admin August 26, 2015 at 7:02 am

      People cannot be reminded often enough! We all get caught up in a moment and BAM- life changes all due to a post.

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