Teen drinking isn’t funny. More teens than ever before are becoming binge drinkers.

Here’s a photo making the rounds today and receiving quite a bit of fanfare. It pictures a teen holding a photo with the words “Since I want to post photos of me holding liquor. I am obviously not ready for social media and will be taking a hiatus until I learn what I should and should not post.”

Salute these parents for correcting this teen’s behaviors. Parents should be checking out their children’s social media. Facebook and Twitter aren’t just popular for tech junkies and stay at home moms. Remember, numerous kids in elementary and middle school are using social media to swap photos and interact. There’s a reason why Instagram was just swooped up for a hefty price tag.

One any of these given sites you can look up and see plenty of references about drug use. Kids boast about drinking, parties, drugs, and sneaking everything by their parents.

If they are silly enough to make these mistakes, boasting about doing illegal activites, what else might they try?

Try to keep and eye on the things your teen not only says and does, but posts!

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