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Dearest Friends,

Oh my goodness, this fairy is excited yet overwhelmed with my entry on Facebook. I certainly can relate to the audience I write for, children and their parents.

I feel like a child in a 59 year old’s body ( incidentally as a fairy I am 750 years old, we tend to live to 1500 years old, so that makes me a middle aged fairy, hence, when I flit around the earth I must take on a middle aged woman’s body, the classic older Fairy Godmother lol). Facebook….I joined years ago then disabled my account . At that time I felt security measures were weak. In addition I felt that the application promoted additive behavior. I could see years ago that I was often glued to Facebook, posting and reading pages. I could feel myself being sucked into a vortex. As a teacher, I felt a need for privacy and also felt that if I wanted to converse with someone or build a relationship with them, I wanted to do it in person not virtually….after all isn’t that what makes us human.

Well, now with the self publishing of In Search of Something Green, I’ve been told that to reach my potential readers and promote my written word I can’t rest with a website, I need to get into the main stream game. SOOOOO, with Raffi’s #lightwebdarkweb in hand ( one might say as a security blanket), I have waded in with eyes wide open. Again, I emphasize I feel like a child, excited to be connecting with old and new friends virtually yet, the parent/guardian side is worried what kind of intrusion I might be inviting into my life. I have tried to set settings very conservatively. My Facebook page is open to the public but my albums are only open to my friends….( I think). To this point I have found the warm welcomes by my Facebook savvy friends truly embracing and encouraging. I can see that this can be a fabulous platform to share ideas, personal happenings, photos and opinions. I already feel like I have had virtual reunions with a number of people out in Ontario after having moved out west. Regarding my western friends, I can see this is a quick and easy way to stay in touch with out playing telephone tag. So on this note I will persist and continue to wade further. I have downloaded the messenger app and I understand that the conversations I have with people on this platform are private….I think? Maybe some of you can correct me…

So I ask this: What do you feel about Facebook?

How has it enhanced your life?

Do you have any concerns or worries about participating in this social media forum?

Do the affects of social media platforms on children worry you?

What do you do to combat these concerns for children?

Now for those of you wanting to further investigate the philosophy of protecting children take a look at : Raffi’s, Child Honouring How to Turn This World Around …. The more we come to together, together, together, the more we come together, the happier we will be…

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Dearest Friends,

Oh my goodness, this fairy is excited yet overwhelmed with my entry on Facebook. I certainly can relate to the audience I write for, children and their parents.

I feel like a child in a 59 year old’s body ( incidentally as a fairy I am 750 years old, we tend to live to 1500 years old, so that makes me a middle aged fairy, hence, when I flit around the earth I must take on a middle aged woman’s body, the classic older Fairy Godmother lol). Facebook….I joined years ago then disabled my account . At that time I felt security measures were weak. In addition I felt that the application promoted additive behavior. I could see years ago that I was often glued to Facebook, posting and reading pages. I could feel myself being sucked into a vortex. As a teacher, I felt a need for privacy and also felt that if I wanted to converse with someone or build a relationship with them, I wanted to do it in person not virtually….after all isn’t that what makes us human.

Well, now with the self publishing of In Search of Something Green, I’ve been told that to reach my potential readers and promote my written word I can’t rest with a website, I need to get into the main stream game. SOOOOO, with Raffi’s #lightwebdarkweb in hand ( one might say as a security blanket), I have waded in with eyes wide open. Again, I emphasize I feel like a child, excited to be connecting with old and new friends virtually yet, the parent/guardian side is worried what kind of intrusion I might be inviting into my life. I have tried to set settings very conservatively. My Facebook page is open to the public but my albums are only open to my friends….( I think). To this point I have found the warm welcomes by my Facebook savvy friends truly embracing and encouraging. I can see that this can be a fabulous platform to share ideas, personal happenings, photos and opinions. I already feel like I have had virtual reunions with a number of people out in Ontario after having moved out west. Regarding my western friends, I can see this is a quick and easy way to stay in touch with out playing telephone tag. So on this note I will persist and continue to wade further. I have downloaded the messenger app and I understand that the conversations I have with people on this platform are private….I think? Maybe some of you can correct me…

So I ask this: What do you feel about Facebook?

How has it enhanced your life?

Do you have any concerns or worries about participating in this social media forum?

Do the affects of social media platforms on children worry you?

What do you do to combat these concerns for children?

Now for those of you wanting to further investigate the philosophy of protecting children take a look at : Raffi’s, Child Honouring How to Turn This World Around …. The more we come to together, together, together, the more we come together, the happier we will be…