My 19 y/o has a FB page. Well, several people in the family are on FB & if they see something of concern, it is brought to my attention. I called him on something the other day, & he actually had the nerve to say I invaded his privacy. I told him "There's nothing private about FB!" & lmao! Dont you think a parent should use any tools necessary to parent in this day & age. (Mind you he still lives at home & is going thru some things right now- ie- almost 1 yr since his dad died & he just dropped out of school- giving up a full-ride scholarship!) I believe if it's out there for all of computerland to see- then it's not a privacy issue. What do you think?
Answer by mistynights234 at 3:23 PM on Jan. 15, 2011
He is a legal adult but he is NOT an actual adult. If he lives at YOUR home, and YOU are paying his bills (roof, food, school, etc) then you have ANY right to "invade his privacy".... I wouldnt even cared if you searched his room... if you had a feeling you should.
Kids have to learn that until they are ACTUAL adults they have no rights... if YOU are supplying their life for them.. too dang bad they need to play by YOUR rules.
Obviously, searching just to search is a bad habit to get into, and I see no need for it... but if you even have the smallest of doubts that your child isnt being safe with drugs, alcohol, or sex.. I think it is a parents DUTY to search for an answer.
btw.. I have two teens living at home.
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