Hi all! I don't normally post but I am looking for some insight. I have a 14 year old step daughter of which I have a great relationship with. This past weekend she was using my lap top for homework, something she frequently does. When I went on it a couple days later I saw that she did not close something properly.. It was a journal entry in form of a letter to her father (something I do to sort my feelings out but never usually show it to him). The entry was not bad and appropriate for her eyes. However I then did a search on the computer and then saw that she read about a dozen of these very personal entries. Should I have locked access.. Yes so please do not bash.. But these were mostly from years ago and I never thought of it especially since usually she is a very trustworthy teen.
My question is how would you handle it with her. I am hurt, angry, embarrassed etc.. And don't want to over react but it needs to be dealt with. She comes back to our house tonight, the first time since the incident.. And she doesn't know that we know. Thank you in advance.
**edit.. The computer was immediately locked from use afterward and she will no longer have access to it. She has her own laptop that she forgot to bring with here.. Her own mother asked that we not let her access to it at all and if she forgets her computer then that is her consequence if she can not get homework done that needs the Internet/ typed etc...
on Feb. 13, 2013 at 1:09 PM