With the continuous growth of social media, most have found themselves using Facebook on a regular basis. However, it is obvious that there are certain times that we must refrain from using social media in order to take care of other more important business.
One woman from Denver, Colorado recently learned her lesson, by both the death of her baby and receiving a 10 year jail sentence. She allowed her 13 month-old baby to drown in the bathtub, as she sat on Facebook updating her status, playing games, and sharing video links.
Although the judge ruled that he did not feel as if she intentionally meant to kill her child, he added he still felt as if her actions were of criminal status.
“You left this little boy in a bathtub so you could entertain yourself on the computer by playing games,” said the Colorado district judge. “You left that 13-month-old human being, incredibly for those reasons.”
I am in total agreement with the judge, that the mother should have never left the child unattended in the bathtub and especially not for the reason of getting on Facebook.
Although I feel social media has overall bettered our connections within society, I do also believe that sometimes it can weaken the aspects of our daily lives that should be more precious to us. A child’s life should have never been sacrificed for the want of getting on a social media site for a few minutes.
I was astonished when I saw this story’s headline on Yahoo! and wanted to share it with others to show that it is imperative we do not allow social media to take control of our lives. In many ways it is a great tool to be actively involved with social media site, however we cannot let it go too far. We must find a balance between the time we spend on the web and the more important things in life!
Just a piece of advice for the day! 🙂