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A Survival Guide to Parenting Teens by Joani Geltman

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to give or not to give

my parents, my passwords

Here's the Problem

A parent at one of my seminars asked me what she should do about her 16-year-old son who refused to share his Facebook password. The teen cited privacy as his rationale. I've also had reports from many parents that their teens rebuff parental requests for smartphone passwords, saying, “It's my phone, and it's none of your business!” When parents back down on these requests, it leaves them with no means to monitor what their teens are posting on social networking sites and with whom they're sharing information. Also for teens with smartphones, parents have no control over the kinds ...

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