Father puts .45 through teen daughter's laptop over Facebook post

Summary:When a teen posts something online, some parents may take more extreme methods to drum home a lesson in what is acceptable and what is not.

After a 15 year-old U.S. teenager wrote an angry note about her parents but hidden from them on a social networking site, the girl's father took matters into his own hands to teach her a lesson in online etiquette.

The teen's father managed to take the 'To my parents' note off his daughter's Facebook wall. Reading it, the note ranted about how she 'was not their slave' and 'we have a cleaning lady for a reason'. She should also not have to get a job, and 'you could just pay me for all the s*** I do around the house'.

The father, Tommy Jordan, who apparently works in Information Technology, decided to take a novel approach to parenting after his daughter wrote this letter on her Facebook profile and attempted to hide it from his notice.

To skip to the punishment, jump to 7 minutes in.

The YouTube video's description states:

"My daughter thought it would be funny/rebellious/cool to post on her Facebook wall just how upset she was and how unfair her life here is; how we work her too hard with chores, never pay her for chores, and just in general make her life difficult [..]

Maybe a few kids can take something away from this... If you're so disrespectful to your parents and yourself as to post this kind of thing on Facebook, you're deserving of some tough love. Today, my daughter is getting a dose of tough love."

After finding the note, and having warned his daughter over a previous incident, the enraged father pulled out his .45 gun and blasted a round of bullets in to the machine.

In reponse to the media and various reactions this video has caused after going viral, Jordan posted on his own Facebook profile concerning what his daughter will learn from this experience:

The last time she did something completely inappropriate, she was grounded from the Internet for three months. The very day she got it back we had a nice long amicable talk about what was and was not acceptable and that I wanted her to have a chance to prove she was responsible enough to utilize the internet unsupervised.. by exercising her renewed freedom in a responsible way.

The point of this being that proving you can be trusted to be responsible in one venue can lead to increased freedoms in other venues. I ended that conversation with a warning. I told her if no uncertain terms that we had already taken it away from her once. The next time, there wouldn’t be the same chance. If it happened again, "I'll put a bullet through it."

For the Facebook reactions, click here.

Whether the YouTube video, titled 'Facebook Parenting: For the troubled teen' is real or not, it's certainly an interesting way to teach your children about what is acceptable to post online.

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Charlie Osborne, a medical anthropologist who studied at the University of Kent, UK, is a journalist, freelance photographer and former teacher. She has spent years travelling and working across Europe and the Middle East as a teacher, and has been involved in the running of businesses ranging from media and events to B2B sales. Charli... Full Bio

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