Its probably a good idea. the internet is a scary place
When it comes to children, privacy breeds danger. Any parent who doesn't follow their child's internet activities is derelict in their duties as a parent.
good parenting, after all the internet is public knowledge.
it's not like you are snooping into their diary, everyone out there can see them, so as a parent you should be watching them. The net is full of scarey places and people protect your kids.
The internet can be the most helpful tool or the most horrific cesspool. Best to moniter the kiddies... they can watch hardcore p o r n when they're adults.
Back in the 70's, every night before the news came on, one of our local tv stations had a little psa that said--"It's 11:00-do you know where your children are?" Same thing.
On the internet yes its a good thing, its dangerous on here...Snooping in their bedroom no its not a good thing ..
Toughie. On one hand if they've got a Meth problem you wanna know whatever the trespass necessary. On the other if its a no-no but less dangerous better to keep silent and catch them some other way so that you don't give up your source. But keepin an eye on a kid online is like watching them at the park. Very necessary. Just hope they don't start to place less value on civil liberties when they're older.
good parenting, until they r paying their own way n not living with u, look, snoop, whatever. don't have to talk about it but knowledge IS power
I think it is good parenting to snoop. But bad parenting to point out anything you have found unless it is serious. Think of the things you did at that age and what was common and realize that you can not prevent them form making some of the same mistakes. Trying to do so in a forceful manner will only push them more towards those things. If you discuss the things you did you regret and point out why it is not a good idea thats ok. Saying don't do it, especially when they know you did, makes you a hypocrite in their eyes. Don't lie to children, they will find out.
Good parenting for sure. All parents should do that, it would avoid many "bad things happenning to good people".
Monitor their internet = good parenting<br />
Reading their journal = bad parenting
Just ask her. :) If you create a close bond with her when she is little, she will learn to trust you when she is older.
Good parenting these days! I snooped & found out a 43 yr old man was pretending to be 17 to my 14 year old daughter! If I had it to do over i wouldn't allow any internet in my house until the kids are 18! There's too many freaking creeps out there preying on kids & teens
It's both. You have to investigate and see what your kids up to on-line. There are way to many strange things going on. I mean, take a look at the foot fetish guys on this site, you mention "foot rub" once & they're all over you. No offense intended. :)
Just checkin :)
depends on the age, but if they live at home, it's called parenting.
You HAVE to do this, if I were in charge, it would be a law that all parents MUST do this. It shows that you have a brain and a heart and that you care what happens to your child!
these days U just need to know when they are still young.<br />
If they are adults, that is snooping.
by far ~ not only good parenting , but being a concerned parent as well !
Definitely, good parenting.