My husband and I believe that until they are a certain age then it is completely fine to do this in order to see what they are discussing with their friends. To keep up with their life to see how they are interacting with others. To make sure they are not saying or doing anything they should not be doing. While doing this we came across something on our 10 year old son's text messages that was not appropriate for a 10 year old to be discussing.(The textcame from his 12yr old girlfriend. My husband called his ex-wife (the mother of the 10 yr old) and told him about this. She got mad saying we were invading her son's privacy. Keep in mind, we pay for the cell phone. But we thought the information was very important being he lives with his mom (who is bestfriends and next door neighbors with the 12yr girlfriend's mom). The ex was not concerned about what the text said at all and blew it off like it was nothing, but trst me it was something. She just got very angry about us looking at the text messages and invading her son's privacy.
Anyways, my question is....... Do you think a parent has the right to read this kind of information or do you think it is invading the child's privacy? What is your opinion and why?
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