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Do you think it is okay to stalk your children's social media accounts, why or w

  1. heartexpressions profile image49
    heartexpressionsposted 2 years ago

    Do you think it is okay to stalk your children's social media accounts, why or why not?

  2. Akriti Mattu profile image77
    Akriti Mattuposted 2 years ago

    No.
    If an individual has done a god job raising a kid, there is no reason to doubt the activities of the child. Stalking a child's social media profile indicates an insecure parent.

    1. heartexpressions profile image49
      heartexpressionsposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for your response.  I dIsagree because I don't believe it's mistrust of the child; it's a mistrust of the lurking predators.

    2. Akriti Mattu profile image77
      Akriti Mattuposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      In that case y only online, try stalking them in real life and c ur relationship go down d drain with ur kids for life coz ' u know what there is a huge difference between protecting a child & stalking the child. Just pray now ur kids don't find

    3. chuckandus6 profile image75
      chuckandus6posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      The difference between online and real life is parents and children will know if The guy they are talking to is some 40 yr Old.it is easy for.young people to be.fooled about someone online.

    4. dashingscorpio profile image86
      dashingscorpioposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      They're not raised until they move out and get their own apartments and pay for their own bills. As long as a child is underage their welfare falls upon their parents. Most teens get into trouble by thinking they are more adult then they are.

    5. chuckandus6 profile image75
      chuckandus6posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Yes,and society makes it even more unsafe.moms and dads have to do all they can nowadays.

  3. Be Like Water profile image83
    Be Like Waterposted 2 years ago

    It's okay, I think.
    We all must be careful about what we share on the internet or even texting because once it's out there you can't take it back. A child may not understand the consequences or may do something under peer pressure or because they want to be liked and accepted by others. As a grown up you know more about the real world and can prevent them from doing something they'll regret.

    I know one must respect one's privacy, but when it comes to naive, young , and impressionable children, it can be considered ignorance on your part.

    Even if you appear as a bad guy, you are protecting your children. It's also crucial to be careful on how much are you intruding. There is a limit which when crossed will cause the kids to rebel and do something worse.

    It is also important that you talk to them and allow them to share their thoughts with you..

    1. heartexpressions profile image49
      heartexpressionsposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for your well articulated answer.  I agree wholeheartedly!

  4. Besarien profile image86
    Besarienposted 2 years ago

    I don't think you can "stalk" your own kids. If you feel you need to do something to keep them safe, then do it. Social media is public. You are part of that public. However try to be as gentle, respectful, and as conscientious as you can be about checking up on her.

    1. heartexpressions profile image49
      heartexpressionsposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for your response.  Yes, I could have used a better word than stalk.

  5. word55 profile image74
    word55posted 2 years ago

    For one thing, if I am about my business then I do not have the time to mind theirs. However, it is important to have an open minded policy with your child to come to you about what is going on in his or her life. You should not pry into the child's life and of course, stalking should be avoided.

    1. heartexpressions profile image49
      heartexpressionsposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I feel differently, I fell that it is my job as a parent to be about their business.  Recently, someone told me their friend's child was solicited online by a sexual predator.  If the parent wouldn't have checked social media they wouldn have known.

    2. Akriti Mattu profile image77
      Akriti Mattuposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Agree.

  6. Chriswillman90 profile image97
    Chriswillman90posted 2 years ago

    No way, it's the 21st century equivalent of snooping around your children's room to find their diary. I do believe they should be monitored somewhat, and of course you should talk to your child if you suspect malicious content or cyber bullying.

    1. heartexpressions profile image49
      heartexpressionsposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I see your point; however, since the Internet opens them up and makes them vulnerable to predators I would not have that same viewpoint. I appreciate your input.

  7. chuckandus6 profile image75
    chuckandus6posted 2 years ago

    If.I allowed them To use them,I would,track them because there is too much crazy going on in the world and most of it is online.

  8. dashingscorpio profile image86
    dashingscorpioposted 2 years ago

    It is the parent's responsibility to love, provide for, protect, and instill characteristics that will help their children become self-reliant productive citizens. Along the way children will "test" their parents or get off track if parents are not paying enough attention.
    They only think in terms of "now" and cannot imagine the possible consequences of their actions being lifelong.
    Not long ago a teenage boy texted nude photos of his girlfriend. Her parents got wind of it now he's charged with distributed child pornography. Depending on how the courts handle it he could end up being registered as a "sex offender" for the rest of his life all because he wanted to impress his buddies.
    Needless to say the girl was upset with how she was treated too. Being a parent is not about being your child's "best friend". It's an obligation to do whatever is best for them even if they disagree.
    Yes, parents have the right to know what their children are up to.

    1. heartexpressions profile image49
      heartexpressionsposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for your comments, and I couldn't agree more.

  9. monia saad profile image75
    monia saadposted 2 years ago

    You should not do it. You will lose confidence between you and him. Must be the basis of friendship is a relationship that you must also be part of his world

 
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