Where is the line between ensuring your child's safety online and intruding into your teen's personal space? Should you force your teen to share their online passwords?Answer Question
Answer by Bethsunshine at 9:06 PM on Jul. 9, 2010
Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 9:06 PM on Jul. 9, 2010
Answer by NikkiMomof2grls at 9:06 PM on Jul. 9, 2010
Answer by NikkiMomof2grls at 9:09 PM on Jul. 9, 2010
Answer by Bethsunshine at 9:12 PM on Jul. 9, 2010
I think the pressure for teens to be cool and hip now these days is way out of control, I have seen things teens post on my space and facebook that's just ridiculous and there parents have no idea, all there parents know is that they are good church going kids, but they have no clue about what life they lead online. So to answer your question, the only time my kids will use the computer is if they need it for school and it will be in my presence.
Answer by looovemybabies at 9:19 PM on Jul. 9, 2010
I think a teen shouldn't expect any level of real privacy online. Now a good way to do that is putting the computer in a well populated area. Talk to your child to ensure they know what you expect as far as their behavior online. Set up the computer with you as the administrator. Make it a house rule that all passwords are posted on the wall next to the computer. If you child wants to be sneaky there really is little you can do. Having an open relationship with your child will be your best defence. Listen to your child, the less you say the more they will say. My mom used to make me go grocery shopping with her, I couldn't escape. So I talked and she listened. Come up with solutions for issues together.
Answer by DevilInPigtails at 9:47 PM on Jul. 9, 2010
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