As the world grows smaller, thanks to globalization and the internet, social media platforms are quickly turning into the irrefutable social glue that holds the young 21st-century populace. Almost every significant individual is on social media posting, and, unfortunately, what people post comes back to build them up or to haunt them. Social media posts are now a key character reference that will heavily on how your social circles will view you. However, your social media posts just will not help you out or destroy you in your socialization endeavors. We are witnessing the heaviest social, political and corporate presence in social media platforms in world history. Already, Facebook and Twitter posts are heavily factoring in how politics plays out and most businesses determine who to partner with or employ depending on how the posts portray individuals and legal entities. Remember that even the POTUS posts critical national issues on Twitter and gets heavily criticized most of the times that he does so.
Recently, a very talented team of young girls was disqualified for a championship title match that they had struggled to earn through very rigorous training and performance. The softball team was disqualified and had its hard work of practice and dedicated playing effort in beating its competitors all through the qualifying stages to the semifinals just because of a Snapshot photo that they posted online. The team was from VA and represented Atlee in a much coveted World Series competition which they were excelling thanks to their adequate talent.
The junior team was disqualified just hours before their title match. True to the sportsmanship doctrines that are naturally dominant in the philosophy of any respectable organization, Little League International could not condone a team of 12-14-year-olds posting photos of them showing middle fingers to their competition. The Atlee Little League champions were cut out from the Little League International title contendership just because they displayed uncouth behavior that possibly brought disgrace to the championship before they could even claim it. The real irony of the situation is that the team which they sought to ridicule and frustrate by showing them the middle finger ended up taking their title shot at a later date. The whole competition had to be put off for a later date to allow the controversy to settle.
Even though the girls’ coach thought that their punishment was too stiff, the sports organization did well by setting an example for young girls out there. People miss out more than just childhood championships for errant social media posting. American parents should seriously consider teaching their daughters about proper social media posting. Even though the society seems severely corrupted, serious people exist. Ethics and morality should remain key components of parenting, and we should teach our daughters not to expose their social-deviant premises from the glare and judgment of the world if they wish to enjoy high caliber careers in sports and other respectable professions.