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My opinion is"yes" and I would have said that even as a teenager. It's true that some parents don't have good, loving relationships with their teens, and there are differences in opinions at times. But it's still true that parents were once teens themselves and most want the best for their kids.
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It can be awkward at times, but chances are if there's something a teenager is trying to hide from their parents, it's not a good thing. Most of the time, that's the case. There are too many movies where the kids are right and the parents are wrong and hyper-sensitive. In reality, usually, it's not that way. Usually the parents know what their talking about. :)
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Parents are legally responsible for their children. I know of past cases where parents have been arrested for crimes a child has done and they also can be held financially responsible.
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Because you shouldn't have anything on your phone that you would be ashamed or embarrassed for you parents to know, and if you do, then you deserve to get busted for it. I don't understand why teenagers think they can do whatever they like, things that they absolutely know they will get in trouble for and think that they can just hide it from their parents.
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We don't need to invade our children's privacy. They should be grown and responsible enough to have their own privacy. If we were in their shoes we wouldn't want our parents to read our messages now would we? If my children were in trouble they would tell me, if not i would know.
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Same thing goes with a cell phone. If the parent pays the bill every month, buys the phone, and listens to the kids complaining about how they need an upgrade every six months, then the parent has the right to monitor the kids' use of the phone. If teens don't like it, they can go out, get jobs, and pay their own cell phone bills. Everything has a price, and having lived through the kid's side of this one, having my dad glance through who I've been talking to every now and then is a very small price to pay for the privilege of a phone.
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Parents are legally responsible for their children. I know of past cases where parents have been arrested for crimes a child has done and they also can be held financially responsible.
Yes, good point... And when you see stuff involving (criminal or victim) teens in the news, ya have to ask yourself,"where were the parents?" Law enforcement is great, but the police will never have the kind of insight into a teen's life as a parent could have. Teens don't tell their parents everything, especially if it's questionable. Shouldn't parents feel a responsibility to know what is going on in their kids' lives? I think if parents step back from their teens' lives, they are giving up the"inside scoop" they were meant to have in the family. And if there's an issue, they can deal with it on the family level.
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Who here had parents who were involved in their lives? Did you resent it? Did you find security in it? Did you feel you weren't trusted? Would you have trusted"teenager you" if"teenager you" were your kid?
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As long as they're under my roof, I have every right to do so :)
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Privacy is important for me.
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They are not allowed.
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