Should We Really Be Sharing Our Kids’ Lives on Social Media?

A schoolkid who was upset about being bullied poured out his feelings in an emotional video that went viral after his mom uploaded it to YouTube earlier this month. Celebrities rallied around Keaton Jones, the bullied middle school student. But isn’t there a dark side to exposing your kid’s private life to the entire world?

“I can’t imagine a kid in his darkest moment crying his eyes out and posting that on YouTube,” Stu said when he and Glenn talked about the video. “I can’t even imagine pointing the camera at my kid and saying, ‘Hey, something really terrible happened to you. Tell the world.'”

Glenn did have to point out that Stu is just a private person in general: “You are the exact opposite of me.”

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GLENN: Welcome to the program. Glad you're here.

The video from Keaton Jones, you can find it at TheBlaze.com. It's the top story today at TheBlaze. It's this cute kid that is -- you know, got in the car with his mom. And he asked his mom to make this video.

And it was after he had been bullied. And he wanted to ask everybody, why? Why do you think this is okay?

STU: One of my specialties as a broadcaster is to attempt to ruin positive moments in America and take them to a negative place.

GLENN: Well, I like to take people to a darker place. You just take them to a negative place.

STU: My initial reaction to this -- because we all know the basic thing here. The basic truth is, you should never bully somebody. And it's obviously terrible. And nobody deserves this. We all understand that.

So this is why I kind of skip past it a little bit. Because you're just telling me something that everybody on earth understands and I think knows.

We all know that every one of -- I'm sure, obviously -- you were surely a victim of bullying when you were in school.

GLENN: I was actually.

STU: Obviously.

GLENN: You know what's sad is, it's never stopped. It's just never stopped.

STU: True. I'm sorry about that.

But, I mean, everybody saw that in school. Most people were either involved in it one way or another, on either side. It's obviously a terrible thing. It's not new. It's been going on forever. And there are really bad cases where terrible things happened. And it is something that we have to focus on. And all of these things are saying -- I'm saying every single person on earth already knows.

So this is why I skip past it. As a parent, as a person who is a parent and has kids who have just entered school -- and these things are hitting me for the first time. I look at things through that lens often. I can't imagine -- I can't imagine a kid in his darkest moment crying his eyes out and posting that on YouTube. I can't even imagine pointing a camera at my kid and saying, hey, something really terrible happened to you. Tell -- tell the world about how awful it was and the emotional state you're currently in. And then posting it on the internet.

And, yes, this one -- this one winds up being that probably George Clooney will have him over for tea and crumpets at some point in the next few weeks, and it will work out wonderfully.

GLENN: Right. Right.

STU: However, there's going to be 1,000 other kids whose parents think the same thing, that they'll get some celebrity reaction out of this.

GLENN: Well, I don't think that's what the parent was thinking. The child said, Mom, please, post this.

STU: I hope not.

Children in really tough emotional states don't always make the sane choice.

GLENN: No, I agree. I agree.

STU: And, again, I'm not judging this particular family at all, we're just learning about this.

GLENN: It sounded like it.

STU: But just thinking about how I would handle this as a parent, I would be --

GLENN: You're the most private. You are the exact opposite of me.

You couldn't -- I couldn't be more open.

STU: Yes, no, it's true.

GLENN: Just, there's no secrets.

STU: We'd like things to close up.

GLENN: There's no secrets. You and I are the exact opposite. You know, things will happen. Lisa will leave you. She had leprosy. And your house burned down. And we'll find out about three years later. We'll be like, wait. Why haven't we seen Lisa? Oh, well, she left me, and she got leprosy.

STU: 2014 was a dramatic year, I will say.

GLENN: Yeah. You are the most private person I think I've ever met.

STU: That's definitely not true.

GLENN: Oh, yeah.

STU: I will say --

GLENN: Yes, it is. It is.

STU: It is not. Not at all.

GLENN: It is. It is.

STU: What are you talking about? We talk about our lives all the time.

GLENN: It is.

No, you do not. No, you do not.

STU: You're just not interested in the things I talk about.

GLENN: No, that is not true.

STU: It is true.

GLENN: It is not true.

STU: It is true.

GLENN: No.

STU: But the point here is that, it's not about you and whether you want to be private or not.

GLENN: Uh-huh.

STU: Putting your kid in a -- like think about the typical person this happens to.

George Clooney doesn't call everybody, right? Donald Trump Jr. is offering to take this kid on a tour of the UFC facilities. Right?

All these things are happening to this kid. And this kid is going to have an amazing next couple weeks when the celebrity culture decides bullying is bad and takes a big step in that direction and helps him. The next hundred kids that post their video of their emotional tragedies so that every other kid in their school will watch it on repeat for the next six months, it may not be such a happy story. It may actually make things much, much, much worse for those kids. So maybe I'm a worst-case scenario person on this type of thing.

GLENN: No, you're just a very private thing who would not -- Stu, let me ask the audience this.

You're friends with somebody for ten years. You're good friends with them for ten years. Okay?

STU: Uh-huh.

GLENN: And let's say they lose their ability to taste anything. Anything!

They can't taste. Their tongue no longer works. And it goes on for like four months. And the friends find out because they're sitting in a Ruth's Chris one time, having a celebration over something, and his friend, let's just call him hypothetically me, sitting next to him, and he's whispering to the waiter, well, do you have anything with more texture? More of a crunchy texture?

I don't know. Like, what do you mean?

Like, I don't know. How is your corn? Is it really soft, or is it really crunchy?

The guy leaves, and I look at Stu, and I said, that's the weirdest way I've ever heard anybody order. What are you doing?

He's like, well, I can't really taste anything.

What!

STU: I did go through a several month --

GLENN: Several months without telling anyone. That's weird. That's weird.

STU: That's not weird. You know what's weird? Let me give you an example of what's weird, a YouTube video that you might post about a particular ailment you're having, which may or may not have to do with the part of your body that does not necessarily need to be discussed that is enflamed. And maybe you post --

GLENN: It wasn't enflamed. They almost killed me. They almost killed me. They drugged me so much in surgery.

STU: Uh-huh.

GLENN: That they almost killed me.

STU: And what was your answer to that? To go on YouTube on video to explain your hemorrhoid surgery.

GLENN: To share it. I didn't explain the hemorrhoid surgery.

STU: Yes, you did. And this was not once. This was like 50 times. The difference -- we are at the opposite ends of this spectrum, at least when it comes to medical ailments. You tell me about every medical ailment you have.

GLENN: No, that's a problem.

But you, you are --

STU: I try not to bother people with my medical ailments.

GLENN: You will be seriously -- you left last year at some point, and Jeffy and Pat and I, we honestly had this conversation. Do you think he has cancer? I mean, what -- what's happening?

STU: Why?

GLENN: Because you went through this period where you wouldn't talk to us about anything. You were like, yeah, I've got a doctor's appointment. What is it about?

You know, I don't want to talk about --

STU: Why would you -- why would you want to know --

GLENN: Because your friends care.

STU: You don't care.

GLENN: Well, I said your friends care.

STU: Okay.

(chuckling)

STU: With that clarification, I guess, that's probably true.

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"One of the things that gives the greatest cause for optimism is, this election ... there's a pretty marked disparity in terms of how the votes were distributed. On Election Day, with in-person voting, Donald Trump won a significant majority of the votes cast on in-person voting on Election Day. Of mail-in voting, Joe Biden won a significant majority of the votes cast early on mail-in voting," Cruz explained.

"Now, here's the good news: If you look historically to recounts, if you look historically to election litigation, the votes cast in person on Election Day tend to stand. It's sort of hard to screw that up. Those votes are generally legal, and they're not set aside. Mail-in votes historically have a much higher rate of rejection … when they're examined, there are a whole series of legal requirements that vary state by state, but mail-in votes consistently have a higher rate of rejection, which suggests that as these votes begin being examined and subjected to scrutiny, that you're going to see Joe Biden's vote tallies go down. That's a good thing," he added. "The challenge is, for President Trump to prevail, he's got to run the table. He's got to win, not just in one state but in several states. That makes it a lot harder to prevail in the litigation. I hope that he does so, but it is a real challenge and we shouldn't try to convince ourselves otherwise."

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Fox News senior meteorologist Janice Dean is perhaps even more disgusted with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) for his coronavirus response than BlazeTV's Stu Burguiere (read what Stu has to say on the subject here), and for a good reason.

She lost both of her in-laws to COVID-19 in New York's nursing homes after Gov. Cuomo's infamous nursing home mandate, which Cuomo has since had scrubbed from the state's website and blamed everyone from the New York Post to nursing care workers to (every leftist's favorite scapegoat) President Donald Trump.

Janice joined Glenn and Stu on the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday to ask why mainstream media is not holding Gov. Cuomo — who recently published a book about his leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic — accountable?

"I'm vocal because I have not seen the mainstream media ask these questions or demand accountability of their leaders. [Cuomo] really has been ruling with an iron fist, and every time he does get asked a question, he blames everybody else except the person that signed that order," Janice said.

"In my mind, he's profiting off the over 30 thousand New Yorkers, including my in-laws, that died by publishing a book on 'leadership' of New York," she added. "His order has helped kill thousands of relatives of New York state. And this is not political, Glenn. This is not about Republican or Democrat. My in-laws were registered Democrats. This is not about politics. This is about accountability for something that went wrong, and it's because of your [Cuomo's] leadership that we're put into this situation."

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She joined the latest Glenn Beck Podcast to break down what's coming next after the election: Black Lives Matter is mainstream, leftists are making lists of Trump supporters, and the Hunter Biden scandal is on the back burner.

Megyn and Glenn reminisce about their cable news days (including her infamous run-in with then-presidential candidate Donald Trump) and to look into the chaotic and shady world of journalism and the growing entitlement it's bred. For example, many conservatives have been shocked by how Fox News handled the election.

Megyn defended Fox News, saying she believes Fox News' mission "is a good one," but also didn't hold back on hosts like Neil Cavuto, who cut off a White House briefing to fact check it — something she never would have done, even while covering President Obama.

Megyn also shared this insightful takeaway from her time at NBC: "Jane Fonda was an ass."

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Glenn Beck has had enough of exposing scandal after scandal, just to have everyone look the other way: Benghazi, Hillary Clinton's emails, Joe and Hunter Biden's dealings in Ukraine and China … the list goes on, but no consequences are paid. Now, the media have called the election for Joe Biden and insist no one can question it. But for many of the more than 71 million people who voted for President Trump, our search for the truth isn't over yet.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn called out the left's long list of alleged corruption that has gone unchecked and stressed that Donald Trump's legal team must be allowed to go through the process of investigating the multiple allegations of election fraud to ensure our voting systems are fair.

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