Parents everywhere are increasingly concerned about the influence of cellphones and social media, especially on teenagers who can develop a dependence on them leading to bad grades, association with bad influences, and even dangerous meetings with strangers, but many are unsure how to deal with the issue.

Not so with a no-nonsense Southern mother who took aim at the problem and laid down the law to her three appalled teens who stood by as she blasted their cellphones into oblivion.

“I refuse to have them influenced in negative ways,” the mother said, laying out the concerns of most parents. “Contacting people they don’t know, being involved in drama they don’t need to be in.”

The record of the backyard execution begins with her proclaiming: “I hereby denounce the effects that social media have on my children. Their disobedience and their disrespect.”

The phone is placed on a tree stump at some distance as her children, arms folded in defiance, watch on, only too certain that she would do exactly what she had probably threatened repeatedly.

At ease handling her shotgun, the tattooed mother paused as Charlie, the family dog, passed through the line of fire, then proceeded to unload on the phone, hitting a bull's eye and giving new meaning to the phrase, “my phone’s blowing up.”

The phone exploded into pieces and the unseen man behind the camera retrieved the remains, placing them on the stump for another blast.

“Mom” continued as one of the children made an internationally recognized gesture with a middle finger while using an expletive.

“I also take back my role as parent to my children. I refuse to be cursed. I refuse to be disobeyed. I take back my role as your parent.”

After a second shotgun blast at the remnants of the phone, the mom took a sledgehammer to what was left, “My children’s lives are more important to me than any electronic on this earth.”

Apparently not ready to heed her comment, one of the children is heard saying, “Good for you. We still don’t give two f***s.”

 

 

 

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