Wake-up Call for Peachtree City and Fayetteville Parents
You need to pull your heads out of the sand and monitor your children and teenagers. How many of you know about the “rave” happening in Fayetteville tonight? Will your child be there, or will they be “spending the night with a friend” and then sneaking over to the Rave? How many of you know the password to your kid’s Facebook and monitor their online activity? Probably not very many of you. Why? Because you trust your teenager. Well, don’t trust them completely, for their own safety. We found the details about the Rave from our teen’s Facebook wall. He did not get an invite, but his best friend did and he was bragging about going tonight.
Do you parents monitor their “chat” activity? Did you know that you can do this legally and with “monitoring” software? We monitor EVERYTHING on our home computer. We know about the girl who overdosed last night and who is now in Piedmont Fayette hospital recovering. We know the teenagers who “cut” at Booth, McIntosh, Starr’s Mill and Rising Starr. These aren’t “bad” kids either, they are honor students. We know about the underage girl who is dropped off in Peachtree City on the weekends and left to roam the streets, “hooking up” and “chilling” with friends, without any parent supervision. We know that one family is trying to recover from drug and alcohol addiction but the teenager continues to brag on Facebook that he is “soooo high.” We know that the area around Taco Bell on Crosstown is the place to smoke “weed” as well as the QT parking lot. You think your teen is innocent and would never do those things? Think again. You think that your teen is just taking your golf cart out to enjoy the beauty of nature? Think again. So many of them are meeting each other in the woods, and at unsupervised houses, for drugs, sex and alcohol. We have started to turn some of these teenagers into the police and have alerted Child Services as well. We live here too and we’re tired of the parents who are not responsible here in Fayette County. And to those parents who are responsible, and who want to be proactive with their children and teenagers and prevent the bad behavior and influences, we recommend that you start monitoring their online activity and cell phones. Be a parent to your kids, and stop being their “friend.”