May 31, 2015
Video of 6-year-old girls twerking was widely disseminated on Twitter as people rightly criticized its inappropriate content and what’s becoming of kids in society today
Hollywood and the internet are sending kids some serious and detrimental messages about sex and it is doing damage in their young, impressionable lives. There are vines and You Tube videos of preteens and teens wearing next to nothing while twerking and gyrating like their favorites stars such as Miley Cyrus and Rihanna.
This is highly inappropriate and sexualizing minors, which can only lead to trouble in young minds not mature enough to process the full implications and responsibilities of sex.
Preteens, such as 8-year-olds are online making very adult and highly sexual statements on social networking about the opposite sex who attend their local schools and it is alarming. It is not good or healthy for a young, developing child’s psyche to be engaging in such thought and speech.
Preteens and underage minors should not be having sex nor talking about it in graphic and profane terms on social networking. It is inviting trouble from sexual predators, such as pedophiles.
Some may call it old fashioned to espouse these views, but when parents end up with an underage pregnancy in their family, 12-year-old girls expecting their own baby, suddenly life becomes very real and scary for the child carrying the child and the child who fathered the child, neither of whom are mentally equipped for parenthood.
Emotional and mental developmental progress should be done in stages, as the body naturally matures during puberty. Puberty should not include parenthood. However, it happens and in those difficult cases, minors should be given all the help and support they need.
Parents need to watch what their kids are getting up to online and protect them from growing up too fast. Parents need to talk to their children about sex and promiscuity.
I often see items on social networking tweeted in response to items that are trending (being written about by many on Twitter) and at times there are explicit and scandalous tweets by minors (8 to 16-year-olds) that warrants concern for the direction society is going in that kids who can’t even vote, drive or drink are stating such highly sexual things (oral sex, anal sex, vagina sex) that should be reserved for adulthood.