Monthly Archives: December 2013

Parents: Spying on Your Kids Online is Taking the Easy Way Out

With government monitoring of the internet in the news extensively of late (and only the Guardian seeming to mind), it’s perhaps not surprising to also see a lot of articles encouraging parents to use the latest tools to spy on their kids online. From outright monitoring and blocking to tools that analyse metadata and content types to provide parents with information to ‘confront their kids with’, parents have a wide range of options. For many families, however, these tools pose the risk of being just another modern excuse to be a bad parent and a way to replace trust and education with friction and dishonesty. Continue reading