We love how ahead of the curve the Boston Public Health Commission is: The organization held a one-day conference for 200 area teens last month to discuss “healthy breakups.” A large portion of the gathering involved talks about the best way to deal with a split on social media.
The New York Times Magazine reported on some of the topics the teens addressed:
Should you delete pictures of your ex after splitting up? Is it O.K. to unfriend your last girlfriend if you can’t stop looking at her profile? And is it ever ethically defensible to change your relationship status to single without first notifying the person whose heart you’re crushing?
The teens even received a blue pin that says “Face It Don’t Facebook It” in Facebook’s signature font.
Breakups are never easy. And, from where we sit, in this era of social media sometimes replacing basic human interaction, every conversation about how to treat other people with respect is a good and welcome thing. Kudos, Boston!
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