Veritas wrote:Children have no legal right to privacy from their parents. I believe children have a legal right to privacy from their teachers and principals, but to be fair, most of those comments were either made at school on school computers, or were public comments - which negates the right to privacy.
A good parent should keep an eye on their children's texts and Facebook anyway, because children are irresponsible little prats, who can't be trusted. I know I'd keep a casual eye on things. Unobtrusively, and I wouldn't step in unless something got absolutely terrible. But it's what a good parent does.
Veritas wrote:Back on topic, indeed.
1) You may have a reason to be on Facebook and such, but you do not have a right to be on it unsupervised.
2) You don't have a *right* to be on Facebook. There's no right to it. It's a privilege extended to you by the people who own your internet connection and phone plan, which isn't you. It's your parents and your school.
Shadow Soul wrote:Because it is far easier to impose a blanket ban than just barring a few individuals. It also ensures it doesnt happen again.
Plus why would you need to be on FB or any other social networking site while your a school...ok if it was recess or a free study period.
Plus don't you have to be over a certain age to use things like FB (offically I mean).
TBH as a parent I'd rather have a pro-active school that reacts strongly than one that doesnt give a damn
Dan wrote: If you as a parent think there is something wrong with your child, then reading their Facebook page or text messages may be the only way of finding out if they are being cyber bullied. If on the other hand your child appears fine, then being so invasive is ridiculous and unfair Reading their private messages is really no different from hooking them up with a hidden mic and listening to all their private conversations with their friends.
Veritas wrote:All I'm saying is that it is a privilege, not a right - you don't have a right to have it. If it's taken away there's no recourse.
Facebook, you see, is dangerous because many kids don't know how to protect themselves online - leading to cyber bullying, etc, or worse. I just think that parents need to be educated on social networking and how to keep an eye on it.
Ed Burns wrote:And most parents have no idea that this is going on...
I think it should be up to the parents to be more aggressive in monitoring who their kids are talking to, what the content is, and so on... Like Veritas said, all of that, Facebook, and Texting, even having a Cell phone is a privilege not a right... If it's monitored, and caught in time, then the parents can take it away...
Alot of this goes on due to parents not knowing about it, not taking the time to monitor it, not believing their kid would do it, acting as if they don't have the time to monitor it, and not caring at all about what their kids are doing...
In the end, it should be more the parents responsibility, not the schools', to monitor this, and if there's a problem, take it away...
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