Today, I was reading an email from Dr. Charles Fay, from Love and Logic., that reminded me of my statement about a child not having a right to privacy. Dr. Fay's email discusses a parent's duty to protect their children. Since I can't find a link to the article, I'll cover a few main points here:
Did you notice that a child's "rights" were never mentioned. That's because the child's rights are to have a parent that does everything necessary to protect them. If a parent is doing their job properly, a child's rights are assured.
In today's world, parents have a very difficult task of keeping abreast of their children's online activities. Make sure you are doing everything you can to protect them. You can start by teaching them safe and appropriate texting. Eventually, your kids will start texting whether you like it or not. Be sure you are the one teaching them appropriate language and writing styles. If you fail to do it, someone else will do it for you, and you aren't likely to be thrilled with the results.
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