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Parenting Expert Claims Childern And Teens Should Have "Zero, None" Privacy With Internet Access, And Their Parents Have To Be There To Watch Them

Date October 9, 2019 15:48

The Internet can be wonderful for kids. They can use it to research school reports, communicate with teachers and other kids, and play interactive games. Yet, there are always two sides of the medal. Online access also comes with risks, like inappropriate content, cyberbullying, and online predators, data minors etc.

That's why many parents use different apps aimed to spy on their children.

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A survey by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, 68 percent of parents of kids ages 10 to 13 said they monitored their children’s phone activities.

This means checking social media, reading texts, and even going through backpacks.

But it is really helpful and fair to them? Many people doubt this question and believe that the more you show trust and respect, the more your kids may circle back to you for advice.

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Children should have no privacy!

Yet, parenting expert claims kids should have "zero, none" privacy with Internet access. The woman says that a child can't be an Internet user without education and parents' support. She compares it with learning how to swim.

"When she was a little girl you would not let her go to a swimming pool by herself for fear she'd drawn. You have to get in the water with her at that point and help her learn how to be in the water."

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The same goes to Internet access and privacy. The expert says children need our control and support along with boundaries set. For instance, time the child spends on the Internet should be limited, we also should teach them about what's appropriate and what isn't.

This would help us to prevent future problems and protect our children from different dangers.

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People's reaction

Many people agreed saying:

One person said:

"I agree, if you can’t show your parents or grandparents what you post in the internet or send to someone you shouldn’t be doing it"

Another added:

"This is so true. Privacy comes when they leave and pay their own bills."

A third one agreed:

"I agree 100%! "

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We, however, believe that trust is the key to finding a balance between your child’s need for privacy and your need to know what’s going on. What do think of this problem? Do you control your children's access to the Internet?