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Would you take emailing previleges away from you tween if they retaliated w/the same words as was said to them? Back and forth saying shut-up, you are dumber than water, etc 0ver 50 x. if your child wasn't the one who started it but has poor impulse control. Is this a cop-out? Should you take it away just from that one kid emailing or all kids emailing even if this is the only one she's had problems with?

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Asked by Anonymous at 9:50 AM on Mar. 5, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • Do you think that this situation would be corrected by just taking email away? I don't think so, if she is sending her emails this way then she is probably also doing this at school. I would block this person online and I would talk to the school about the bullying on BOTH sides and work to get it all resolved.

    Answer by MamaRoberts at 10:08 AM on Mar. 5, 2010

  • Both parties need to be disciplined.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:15 PM on Mar. 5, 2010

  • My tween doesn't have email & isn't allowed to play on the internet. If she wants to talk to friends she can pick up the phone. It's too easy for tweens/teens to dehumanize the person they are typing to. By that, I mean they forget that the person receiving the message is a living being with feelings that can be hurt. They are less likely to say mean things in person or on the phone.

    Answer by motherofhope98 at 7:02 PM on Mar. 5, 2010

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