Should Parents Have a Say In How Their Teens Use Social Media?
A boy called John private informations was revealed to the world when he was hacked by an anonymous hacker online. John was hacked when he told a fake facebook admin, with little experiences online the hacker easily got John’s informations without even trying. This story shows an act of losing private informations to the online world, and it causes parents to be concerned about their child online.Parents should check in on their child’s social media whenever the child demonstrate strange activities because they may be cat fished by a stranger and having a relationship with a drug dealer. Critics may state that the child may use their social media to keep long term friendship over social media, however, this is not a valid argument because teens may receive sexual comments from strangers online.
Parents should check in on their teens if they demonstrate strange activities because it could lead to death of a child. If the teens starts show acts of depression like not smiling much or not sharing stories about their day, then parents should check in on their teen’s social media accounts. According to (Dan), (a father of three teenagers), “If at some point you started lying to us or deceiving us, then we would lose that trust.” As a result, teens should not keep anything away from their parents because it could cost them their life. Therefore, parents should check in on their teens if they demonstrate strange activities that causes the child’s parents to lose their trust.
Above all parents should check in their child’s social media accounts because all teens must have their own privacy that they all deserve unless the child loses that trust by going out with strangers that they met online. No doubt all parents must be concerned when their child meets a stranger from the internet because the child may not know if the stranger is a real person or not. Not only that, Harlan Coben revealed that one of his spyware made an incredible revelation that shows that one of Coben’s friends daughter was using drugs not only that but she also have a relationship with her dealer. Also, this could lead into great danger for Coben’s friends daughter because drugs can lead to addiction which cost a fortune not to mention that, if the daughter couldn’t go out to get drugs for a day may leads to death. Therefore, parents should check in on their child if the child shows strange action that is not natural for a teenager like them.
Others may hold an opinion that spying on their children’s social media is essential because the child may face sexual harassment without their parents knowing. In Harlan Coben: Parent Spy, by Marisol Diaz stated that trust is a significant factor when it comes to responsibility between parents and teens, knowing that technology can reveal the entire world access to your house. Given the evidence, some conclude that spying on their child’s social media is necessary because the child may go on to the great world of social media with very little knowledge. Although this argument appears convincing at first, that is complete untrue because the child may use social media for maintaining relationships with friends. To illustrate, the document called A Matter of Trust mentioned that a middle school principal in New Jersey, have banned all students from accessing social media but this causes students to lose their friends after their friends changed locations for school. The evidence points to spying on your child is completely wrong because it causes students to loose their friends after they left the school. After looking closely at both sides of the issue and the evidence, one can see that spying on your child’s social media is not necessary because students learn to keep relationships with their friends although it is very dangerous on social medias.
To conclude, teens should let their parents check in on their social media because it could lead to the death of the child. Based on the evidences above it demonstrates that teens can lose their important informations to the open world. As for that teens may also experience cyber bully that can leads to the death of the child. Evidently I can clearly stated that parents should check in on their child’s social media whenever the child demonstrate strange activities because they may be cat fished by a stranger and having a relationship with a drug dealer. Critics may state that the child may use their social media to keep long term friendship over social media, however, this is not a valid argument because teens may receive sexual comments from strangers online.