13-Year-Old Forced to Apologize for Disrespecting Mother on Facebook

By Scott Sarvay

April 24, 2012 Updated Apr 24, 2012 at 1:05 PM EDT

AKRON, Ohio (Indiana’s NewsCenter) – One Ohio mother upset that her 13-year-old daughter talked back to her did more than just take Facebook away.

Denise Abbott just wanted her daughter to learn a lesson about what not to do on Facebook. So she created a Facebook profile picture showing her 13-year-old daughter, Ava, with a red "X" across her mouth, followed by the words:

"I do not know how to keep my mouth shut. I am no longer allowed on Facebook or my phone. Please ask why. My mom says I have to answer everyone that asks."

More than 30 people responded with inquiries as to why the picture had been created, and Denise said Ava is writing back to each person.

Ava wrote in an email, “I feel like I deserved it because I was mean to my mom and spoke disrespectful to her in front of my friends. Facebook is a big part of my social life and it's how me and my friends find out what is going on and making plans and about school work and projects. It made me realize that I didn't want my picture on there like that because all of my friends were asking me what happened and what I did. I told the people that asked me and my mom why that I spoke to my mom mean when she was doing nice stuff for me and my friends. I know my mom always makes sure I don't get away with stuff like that and I was sorry.”

Denise says that not everyone will agree with her “cyber discipline” but it make a good point with her Ava.

She also adds that Ava will be able to have her cell phone and Facebook back in about a week as long as she behaves.




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