re: Stop Reading Your Kids' Text Messages
I am a kid... I honestly shouldn't be reading this but I was recently asked by my parents to give them my email password, I kindly replied with "No, Dad these are my friends and my secrets and random things we talk about..." at that time my dad said "Ok, if you don't want us to read your email it's fine." But a few days later I realized that someone had read my emails before I even had the chance to read it myself. Now through the emails I told my friend about my crush (IT'S JUST A CRUSH!! IT'S NOT LIKE THE GUY IS MY BOYFRIEND!!! I KNOW MY LIMITS!!), I thought my email was hacked, so, I changed my password. The next day, again I saw that someone read my emails before me, so, I created a fake account with my crush's name and pretended that him and I were dating. That afternoon my dad confronts me and says that he knows I have a boyfriend. So, I asked him how he knows, he replied with, my friend saw you and him together. So, I said "Dad that is impossible, because I don't have a boyfriend and I know you read my email because created a fake account with the guys name because I wanted to see if it was you who hacked my account. So, thanks dad, I appreciate that you respect my privacy!" I was angry and so was he... but even then he didn't understand! He now has my hotmail and facebook password, which I had to give him because I did not have a choice. Now tell me, is it fair that parents get a right over everything their children do?? Yeah, I get it somethings they have a right to ask you and force you about but they cannot rule our lives.
A WORD OF ADVICE TO EVERY PARENT OUT THERE - If you think that after you hack your child's account or ask for the password, that your kid is going to trust and respect you, then think again, because honestly after you do this your child is going to think you don't trust them and the amount of respect and trust they had for you will either be lessened or they will no longer respect or trust you at all. Kids are smart, they will make other accounts and carry on with their miserable lives but their entire life they will have a feeling that nobody can trust them because if your own parents don't trust you then who will??
Just remember, you can read our emails and our text messages but you can never regain the trust and respect we had for you ever again...