by lmsze on September 18, 2013 - 11:31pm
In today's society, technology involves in every domain of people's life. People watch television, use cellphone, computers...etc. Doctors use machines to treat their patients. Police use gadgets and tracking devices to capture and arrest thieves. Even parent are using technology to spy on their children as in the example mentions in the article. This article really caught my attention, because it happens to me and friends around me. I remember one time when i was using facebook, my parent were always standing behind me and watching what i was doing.It really bothers me a lot, because there is no more pravacy. Moreover, my friend's parents even put a GPS on his car to check his location and installing many apps to spy on him.This is really exaggerate. Parent are saying that it is for make sure their children's security, but isn't it overlimit? Should parent spy on their children?
As a teenager, i don't think parents should spy on thier kids, because it invades privacy. In the example in the article, the daughter has to think very carefully before she posts online, because she doesn't know when her father are watching. This gives a lot pressure on the kids, because you have to think a thousand time if it is good or bad before you post something online. When parent spying on their children, it doesn't respect their privacy at all , specially when they don't tell to their kids after they observe their online activities. I think parent should ask permission of the kids before checking on their onlines activies or their property instead of stalking on their children like a henchman or weird guy. It is disrespectful to the teenager, it shows a bad image to them. Invading people's privacy are harmful.
On the other hand, parent argue that it is for their children's safety, because it is dangerous on the internet. Specially, the new generation use internet to communicate, sometimes even with strangers. Parent are saying that they only want to see what their kids are doing or who they are playing with and make sure they don't do inllegal thing with bad people.
But should we consider privacy as an important issue, even the gouvernment is spying on all the population by listening to people's conversation on phone or putting camera on all the streets?