Why You Need to Be Tuned Into Your Kids Meme Habits

Children will encounter memes and internet content more often than you think — the stakes are too high to ignore the conversation

A meme with the caption 99% of people can’t tell the difference. On the left side of the image is wrestler John Cena and on the right is a blank spot. The meme plays on John Cena’s quote “you can’t see me” and there is an ongoing meme where John Cena is invisible as a result.
If you get the meme, you get it, if you don’t, learn it, because your kids know it.

On Wednesday, parents in several states opened their Seesaw app to find one of the most infamous and disturbing images on the internet. Potentially thousands of users saw the image when they clicked on the disguised bitly link or saw it previewed…



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Jamie Cohen

Jamie Cohen


Digital culture expert and meme scholar. Cultural and Media Studies PhD. Internet studies educator: social good, civic engagement and digital literacies