A child crimes investigator who works for the Ansonia Police Department has revealed the three things she doesn’t let her own children do, and one of them is a real eye-opener.
Watch @thegirlcop's video below:
Her first no-no? Sleepovers with friends. While it might seem stringent, @thegirlcop did a good job explaining her reasons.
Decked out in a bulletproof police vest, she explained: “Three things as someone who investigates child sex crimes that I will never let my children do.
“Number one: sleepovers. I know, I get a lot of hate for this. I just… You don’t know who’s there, you don’t know who else is spending the night, brothers, cousins, uncles, sisters. You just don’t know. Sorry!”
The social media user went on to tell her 599,000 followers about her other two rules, adding: “Number two: Snapchat. I have a lot of cases that come from predators utilising this app and kids think that things disappear, and they don’t. Nothing good comes from this app.”
@thegirlcop also said: “Number three: hug or kiss people that they don’t want to. Even family members.
“I know that that sounds really mean, but it’s their body, and if they don’t wanna give my mum - their nanny - a hug goodbye, then they have the right to do that and to set boundaries.”
Despite @thegirlcop’s concerns that her followers would think she was ‘being mean’, many were quick to share their support.
One person commented beneath her video: “Nope. It doesn’t sound mean. You’re doing everything right!”
Another echoed: “Pediatric ER doc, child safety expert, & mom here & I agree with every part of this! THANK YOU for everything you do for our kids!,” while a third added: “I love this woman. well done and keep up the good work protecting our kids. We need you.”
However, not everyone was sold on the ‘no sleepovers’ rule, with another social media user commenting: “So do you allow sleepovers at your house since you have control over who's there?! I feel like kids need that socialisation, but I totally get it.”
“I agree. But when I have kids later down the road I’ll let them have sleepovers but only my house,” wrote another TikToker, while someone else said: “I mean you could always be the one who hosts the sleepovers.”