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Diaries With Locks for Adults, Boys and Girls

Updated on August 29, 2017

Journals and Diaries With Locks

Diaries with locks provide a great way to keep your personal thoughts and musings private and secure.

Keeping a diary can be very challenging on a daily basis, but it is well worth the effort. I have my God Mother's diary from many years ago and have learnt so much about the war times from her diary. I wish my own Mother had kept a diary. When things are written down, they are never forgotten.

I have found a great selection of diaries with locks below. I hope you find one that you like.

Image courtesy of Peaceable Kingdom / Lock & Key Diary 'Puppy'

Diaries With Locks For Adults

It seems that once you get married and have children, your privacy flies out the window. I don't know where it goes exactly, but you never know when some child searching for batteries for his video game controller will come across your journal in the nightstand. Why they think all areas of the house are open to their inspection when on the hunt for batteries, I don't know. I only know that it's the number one reason my boys have ended up in drawers and cabinets they really don't need to access.

I like to write about my days, my goals, and my challenges before I go to sleep at night. It helps me release the pressure of these goals and challenges so I can sleep better. These are thoughts that my kids wouldn't understand until they were older and I don't want them to be worried or know more than their young minds can handle. I'd love for them to have my journals when they're older. I just don't want them digging around in them now. I could keep my diary in my small fireproof safe but then I'd have to go back and forth to that safe every time I wanted to write.

Instead, I use a diary with a lock. I have that in my nightstand and I hid the key in an old jewelry box in the bottom drawer of the nightstand. Both are within reach when I go to bed but the kids aren't as likely to come across the key. Finally, I feel I can write as I'd like and not worry about my thoughts being uncovered and shared on my sons' Facebook pages by mistake.

Electronic Password Protected Diary - Lockable diary alternative

Easier to use than a diary with a key is one that uses electronics to allow for a password coded entry. Rather than try to keep track of that little, metal key (which so many kids either lose or end up keeping all too close to the journal itself), you only have to remember a set of digits that you entered as a password. Entering that password releases the locking mechanism so you can get into your diary.

This kind of diary provides an extra level of security. As a result, it's a new way to store all of your account logins and account numbers. So many of us like to keep those in writing rather than online because of the fear that our computers will be hacked and our files compromised. However, having your login information laying around in writing is not much safer should someone get a hold of the papers you use to track that information. If you need something small in which you can carry passwords around with you but don't want them easily accessible to anyone around you, an electronic locking journal could fit right in your purse and be available while you travel, when at home, and when at the office.

Girl's Diaries with Locks

I'm the oldest of four children. I have two brothers - both middle children - and a sister who is the youngest in our family. Between myself and my sister there are only five years so we're all pretty close in age. I have always liked to write and to read and remember reading on my own before I entered Kindergarten. Not shortly thereafter, I could write and would create these imaginative stories. I loved to write and my parents joke that they did not know what I looked like for a good number of years because my head was either buried in a book or I was hunched over a piece of paper writing something new.

When I turned twelve, my parents got me a diary with a lock for my birthday. My friend had one but I'd never had my own. It was so pretty with a pale yellow cover that had pink and green trim with a light floral pattern weaving through the colors. Attached on a little loop of plastic was this tiny, metal key that would release the lock on the front cover. When I opened it up and saw all those empty pages begging to be filled with words, I was speechless. You don't get a lot of privacy for your thoughts when you're the oldest of four children and I was just entering those horrible teen years. That diary got me through some rough times in junior and senior high. When I read what I wrote today, I laugh. Oh, what seemed like such important events at the time were just microscopic dots on the horizon of life but at the time they seemed like such insurmountable challenges!

All my little thoughts about the boys I liked, the boys who didn't like me, my first kiss, the stress of having to move across country when I was twelve - all of those things were poured into this journal. My diary was the friend who never judged, who didn't care if you changed your mind later, and who didn't criticize. I might have been shy, unsure and awkward as a teen but to my diary I was the most important person in the world.

Diaries with Locks For Boys

Boys can lock away their secrets and keep their innermost thoughts safe in these diaries. The Dude Diary is perfect for all boys and if they are into pirates, like my son used to be there are a few to choose from.

Secret Stuff for Boys Only - two keys and lock - Beware Private Keep Out!CHECK PRICE

Pirate Lock & Key Diary Ahoy Matey! Pirate lovers who love to keep secretsCHECK PRICE

Lock & Key Diary 'Happy Monkeys' Write your secrets and lock them away.CHECK PRICE

Ultimate undiary that boys will want to write in, lock up and draw on! Owners only.CHECK PRICE

Captains Log Diary: Locked Diary. Treasure map captain, parrot and treasure.CHECK PRICE

Robots Lock and Key Journal - Keep ideas safe from intruding eyes. CHECK PRICE

How to Keep Your Diary Private

Keeping your diary private is very important, otherwise there is no point in having a lock.

Duel Debate on Diaries

Would you write your secrets in a diary?

Don't Neglect Your Diary

Remembering to write up your diary on a daily basis is quite a task, but well worth the effort. You will be able to look back on all your day to day activities, thoughts and friendships amongst many other things.

What Do You Think Of Keeping a Diary?

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    • Arachnea profile image

      Tanya Jones 

      4 years ago from Texas USA

      this was a good lens on the subject. i think the practice of journaling is seeing a resurgence.

    • Elaine Chen profile image

      Elaine Chen 

      5 years ago

      having a habit to writ diary is one of the great approaches to keep health emotional; it also quite fun when you read your own history one day

    • mariacarbonara profile image


      5 years ago

      I never had the patience to keep a diary!

    • TolovajWordsmith profile image

      Tolovaj Publishing House 

      5 years ago from Ljubljana

      Keeping a diary can be great for many reasons. Of course it has to be in secure place. With seven locks and seven passwords!

    • webgirl256 profile image


      5 years ago

      I have always kept diaries and Journals these are all so cute!

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      5 years ago

      In my younger years I used to keep diaries every year. Its helpful to see how much one has progressed.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 

      5 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      I still have my diary with a lock that I had as a child. I think all young girls enjoy Diaries with Locks.

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      Gregory Moore 

      5 years ago from Louisville, KY

      I think it is a great idea. The only time I ever kept a diary is when I was backpacking through Europe for 6 and 1/2 weeks. I occasionally read back through it and it helps to bring back some great memories.

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      rattie lm 

      5 years ago

      It's fun - if youcan EVER find the time!

    • LouisaDembul profile image


      5 years ago

      I think keeping a diary is a good idea. Always helps to put formulate your thoughts. I got my daughter a diary with lock. Her little sister can't read yet, but still.


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