You know that moment when your kids are learning something new -- crossing the street, say, or riding a bike -- and you see it go terribly wrong? Maybe the light changes, or their wheel turns the wrong way. Your brain goes into slow motion and you envision yourself flying through the air, arms flailing, yelling, "NOOOOOOOOO."
It's the same with kids and social media. They may not be new to technology, but -- because they're kids -- they can't foresee how things could go wrong. They can't fathom that their oh-so-hilarious tweet might offend, that they'd get caught plagiarizing, or a friend might betray them by sharing a private photo. And this time, you're not there.
To the rescue: celebrity's social media mistakes, which provide ready-made cautionary tales pretty much on the daily. When Shia LaBeouf takes to Twitter, you can almost see his handlers flying through the air, arms flailing, shouting, "NOOOOOOOOO!" Unfortunately for