Internet Safety: How Far is Too Far?

GENEUCLA on November 10, 2008

In the article, "Tracking Your Teen," Julie Evans writes about the necessity to couple technology solutions with constant communication with your child.  Parental controls technology is out there, but parents cannot just rely on technological solutions;  this can lead to a resentful relationship with your child.  Here's a quick excerpt from the article:

On any given day, Barb Schmitz, a mother of two from Avon, Ohio, may scroll through her 14-year-old son's text messages, check her 12-year-old daughter's homework online, and check Web sites they've visited.

"I have friends who think it's awful what I do. But let's face it: Teens make bad decisions," says Barb. "Our role as parents is to make sure that bad decisions don't lead to tragedy."

 

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