Sunday, November 7, 2010

LG Text Ed - Call to action!

This is sponsored content from BlogHer and LG Text Ed

I'm a mom to two boys (one turns 21 today!) and my younger son is 16. I've officially been a mom for 900 years now.

OK, sometimes it just feels like it.
(Trust me, it's really hard to be a mom for 900 years, to 21/16 year olds when you're only 27!! ;)

Anyway, Blogher and LG Text Ed has asked me, to help them on a mission and you know me, I can never resist the urge to pull out my pink glittered cape and mask.

Oh wait, it's not that type of mission. *sheepish grin*

This mission, is to encourage parents (like me and you) to raise the issues of online and cell phone safety with their kids early and often. They have asked several parents just like myself serve as an example, and a jumping off point, for you and your kids too. Their request? It's simple. Interview my son. Simple no?

Here's the HARD PART (and why I need your help so badly).

I need to interview my son about sexting and how this affects him and his life, our life, his future, etc. I'm also going to talk to him about texting and driving, because, lord help us, boy has his license! (the ink isn't even dry)

Yeah, I told you it was gonna be hard!

This topic is so important for our kids and their futures, BlogHer really wants to get the conversation about texting, sexting and safety going – both with our kids and among parents.

Have you had a conversation with your kids (or nephews/nieces, grandchildren) about texting, sexting and safety?

Or if you haven’t had the conversation yet, what’s holding you back?

Please give me your suggestions on questions for my kid.

BlogHer is matching LG’s donation of .50 to for every comment on this post, so please tell me about your conversation with your kids in the comments. It’s important for all our families, and will get a $1.00 for every comment, question or suggestion.

Check out Jane Lynch's other videos in the series.

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BlogHer and LG Text Ed


  1. My daughter is 11, almost 12 and we've been talking about sex for years. Seriously, years.......

    We haven't really talked about sexting because she doesn't have a cell phone, but we do talk about texting and how irritating it is and how rude to be constantly TEXTING ALL THE TIME!!!!

    As with all relationships, communication is key and I agree that everyone needs to have these conversations with their kids/loved ones!

    Jane Lynch is the greatest!!

  2. It's so hard because teens think nothing can happen to them. I might talk to them about the case of the Duke sex thesis that went all the way around the world as an example of how things that should be private get WAY out of hand. Sexting may seem private, but it is SO not....