Should you invade your child's online privacy?

I found this interesting. Mine is still to young for using the inter at but I think about this a lot now that I have a child of the digital age and she will always have the internet and technology in her life. I remember getting my first computer , which wasn't until 6th grade and getting the internet in Jr high, my mom made me tell her my password to everything. And our computer was put in a common area of the house so that we were always out in the open using it. Now with smart phones and lap tops and tablets it's hard to do that. Parents of children old enough for this, do you invade their internat privacy? Will you? I think after hearing so many stories of how mean kids are to each other on the internet I will be very involved in my child's internet presence .

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    02/10/14
    4Elizabeth
    Not yet at this age with my kids but there is no doubt that i want to know everything!!!!
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      02/10/14
      4Jenn
      I watched my girls like a hawk when they used internet, now they are 17,19.21 so they are old enough to not need supervision
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        02/11/14
        4Jenn
        I see girls who are in early teens taking inappropriate pics and posting them (they were my son's babysitters) and have told them about it and said how there's a lot of perverts out there who go for that stuff. I never in my teen years or now dressed like teens these days dress. and they post the pics and they post sexual comments too. and these sites don't even do anything about it
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          02/11/14
          4Pam Otto
          I believe that until the child is an adult it is our right to be involved in their internet experience. In my mind it is not considered invading their privacy until they are an adult. You are able to catch many things (good or bad) when it comes to kids and internet.

          As for the technology age children now I think we have all right to check everything, even pictures. I mean my sister in law never that to check her 7 year olds Ipad for bad pictures but one night my husband was just seeing what he had taken pictures of while at out house (thinking nothing bad) and we saw that he had taken pictures of barbies with clothing (front and back) and then took pictures of slowly undressing them (front and back) then naked pictures (front and back). I mean I am sure he is just interested in what the opposite sex has that he doesn't know about but this at least would be a way to open a conversation with him. Thankfully it wasn't one of our kids... I don't know what I would have said!
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            02/11/14
            Yes, I do keep an eye on her online activity. She doesn't have a smart phone either. Just call & text so I can reach her. I think it's up to us to keep them going in the right direction and sometimes friends online can get into things they shouldn't. I also limit the social sites.
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              04/22/14
              9Michelle Fritch
              Almost all my kids use the internet now even the younger one's. It's hard for me to break them off it because then they cry and tell me I'm mean but I don't think younger kids should be on the internet. I closely monitor my kids when they are online and they know that they need to ask me before just plopping down and getting online.
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                04/22/14
                Yes! As we grow up were still learning and kids today I dont think have a clue when it comes to the internet. There are ways to always know what your child does on the computer and everything else, even when messages are going back and forth you know and what it says . I never thought much of it till my sister who was 10 at the time was friends on fb with someone in her class that said he was her boyfriend and they talked a lot and she liked him, but his pictures on fb were of him holding a knife and stuff like that. Our mom ended up having a talk about people like that and she went on to go though every friends page. I will be going though everything for my daughter till I feel she is old enough to make a wise choice with the internet.
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