What are the Parent’s Choice? Keep an Eye on Children? Leave them Alone?

Imagine Jake is borrowing his dad’s computer and found out in the history that his dad already accessed Jake’s Facebook account a few times. Jake runs outside crying and throws his dad’s computer in the pool. Actually, some of the parents do this because they are concerned about how teens are using social media appropriately. Teens may use it adequately or they can use it in an inadequate way. Private information can be hacked, or teens can be criticized like cyberbullying. This can be a serious problem, and parents are always checking and having conversation about the problems children are having trouble with. Parents should not invade student’s private information because teens are mature enough to use good media by themselves and thinking as vice versa. Critics may claim that teens are not the age that they are able to socially hang out with people; however, this is not a valid argument because as their brain grows, they are able to act or do by their own.

Parents should not ask about their child’s private Facebook account because teens can distinguish big and small incidents and can manage to solve the problem. Some of the questions parents ask burden teen’s mind because it could scare them as being nervous.  Parents also ask teens to tell all of the information if a stranger contacts the child even though the teens can withdraw some events. In this quote, Dan, father of three teenagers states if at some point you started lying to us or deceiving us, then we would lose that trust. In other words, even though parents won’t investigate about their child’s profile, if the child lie about what he or she was saying, parents have no choice other than keep asking questions and not believing on what their children are saying. If child was lying, for the equal punishment, parents have the right to look at children’s privacy. Therefore, no reason to ask about privacy between the conversation of student and parents, parents should dig up and attempt to find student’s private profiles.

For letting the kids feel themselves more safety, parents should not invade their own child’s privacy because parents will feel the same if students invaded parent’s privacy. According to Devan, a college sophomore, she claimed, “I’m sure you would be upset if I looked at your phone or at your emails or any personal messages”.  Even parents don’t want anybody to look at their private information because each people need to respect both themselves and other people’s privacy. It keeps other people responsible unless the owner doesn’t care whether people look at his or her personal information. In conclusion, students will feel safer if they have my privacy. Therefore parents should not see students private conversations if they think in the other way.

By contrast, some critics claim that parents are responsible to keep children safe by creating an appropriate environment while growing and caring about safety when using social media. For example, an inappropriate picture uploaded from strangers appealed to children who may get addicted by looking at it. Given this evidence, some conclude that parents cannot ensure that what children might be doing on social media is safe. Although this argument seems convincing at first, teens can distinguish what is right or wrong to do. Actually, some of the scientists from URMC ROCHESTER, state that teen’s brain is developing and can be controlled as they are growing up. The evidence indicates that teens can control themselves as using Facebook by skipping unsuitable media or time managing. After looking closely at both sides of the issue and the evidence, one can see that students can be able to control using social media.

To summarize,  parents should not be touching any private information about their child’s social media account. Only that parents want their child to be always safe, doesn’t mean that they should inconveniently access into the account without permission. Scientists claim that teens are being mature as their brain develop, so solving problems that is irritating them can be held.  Therefore, students also know that they want to keep themselves safe using social media, and some of the rules they should follow, so parents invading students private information is inadequate to do.