Youth Privacy: Should parents spy on their children? Are kids people or inmates?
Catering to the fears of frantic parents has become big business. An anxious parent can now buy spy cameras to put in their children’s room, or GPS devices to put in their backpack or clothing to track their every move, or monitoring software to observe (and record) every single thing their kid does on their computer. Low tech parents still have the option of regularly searching through their kid’s possessions, or reading their diaries or removing the door from their bedroom.
IS it right? What does it teach them about privacy? Responsibility? Do they carry the ideas from childhood where they have no rights into adulthood?