Do you monitor your child’s Facebook?
I believe it is essential that you do so especially between the ages of 13 and 15. You should have their password. If they use inappropriate language or are rude to others ‘ground’ them from FB for a day, and change their password so that they don’t have access to their account.
No need to discuss it, don’t buy into their argument ‘that everyone else does it’ or that you are ‘uncool and boring’. Be strict and definite about it. Someone has to teach our young that there are consequences for using offensive language in a public forum and/or being mean.
If the School is made aware of offensive or hurtful language being used on social media that effects the well-being of our students the School will indeed act decisively and firmly.