Parents should not supervise their child's online activity. Parents should be able to trust their kids. Parents main objective with their kids is to protect them. What is to be protected from in terms of the internet? Viruses? That can be avoided. Information getting leaked? Don't put your information online. And being
Many teens are in real danger every day while using the internet and parents don't even know it. Jimmy a 14 year old, who talks to Bubbles the Clown on online chats does not know that he is actually a 55 year old man. Bubbles says “lets meet up” and Jimmy thinks it's safe, but Bubbles ends up kidnapping Jimmy. In Harlan Coben's article, “The Undercover Parent,” he informatively explains that computer spyware is a good idea to help protect teens from the dangers of the internet. The computer software allows parents to see everything their child does on the internet. Coben agrees that it is not right to use it to be nosy in a teen’s life. But Parents are there to be a “safety net” and nothing more. I agree with Coben; Parents should consider
Facebook, Snapchat, Kik, Twitter, Instagram, and gaming sites are all good until something bad happens. Author Harlan Coben writer of “The Undercover Parent”, believes parents should monitor their children's software. Even though children find software useful, parents should monitor their kids software because children can be cyber bullied. Children can also be in danger of pedophiles .
Every day teenagers use the internet, whether it’s on their phones or on the computers at school or at home. Their lives are practically centered around it. They’re connecting with each other on social media such as: Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter, and even online video games, and this has is benefits, but it can also have some negative and possibly dangerous situations. The internet is not a safe haven for anyone or anything. In the article “The Undercover Parent” the author, Harlan Coben, makes the argument that spyware is alright to be used by parents on their kids computers as long as the parents are using the software responsibly. I agree with Coben’s statements because of his solid arguments of dangerous conversations, privacy, and bullying.
The reason I really agree is because Coben is showing how good spyware could be because it could tell you what your kids are doing and see if it’s bad and even see who they’re even talking because they could be talking to some crazy and weird people. Another good thing about spyware is that you could put a tracking device in their cell phones to see if they’re going in a bad neighborhood. If I was a parent I would consider using spyware just to make sure that my children are ok and not in danger. Coben is trying to get parents to agree but some parents might think it’s invading their children's space but Coben is just trying to show that without protection it could lead into
“If you have to spy on your kids, something’s wrong,” says Michael Brody, a child psychiatrist. Is Juvenoia, the fear that the Internet is causing negative effect on children, really necessary? Many adults these days are concerned of teen safety on the Internet, thus proclaiming that monitoring usage of the Internet would benefit both the child and the parent. In the article, “The Undercover Parent”, Harlan Coben explains how all parents should use spyware on their teen’s devices to monitor Internet usage. After an extensive amount of research, I disagree with Coben’s claim. Spyware is not only unnecessary, but also expresses the message: “I don’t trust you.”
Stereotypical parents are known to be overprotective towards their younglings. All parents are concerned about their teens, yet some parents tend to go overboard. Parents need to learn when to monitor and when it is too much. In the article “The Undercover Parent” (2008), Harlan Coben proposes that parents should use spyware to supervise their teens. Coben argues that parents should supervise their teens because adolescents are secretive when it comes to having their own privacy, which makes parents oblivious toward their actions. However, at the same time parents should consider to keep their teens aware of their surveilling. Ellen Goodman’s article “Big Brother Meets Big Mother” (2007) on the other hand, criticizes that parents who monitor
According to guardchild.com, 17% of teens surveyed stated that they received an email or an online message with photos or words that made them feel uncomfortable, and only 7% of parents were aware of this. In an article titled “The Undercover Parent” by Harlan Coben, it explains about the idea about parents using spyware on their children. Everything a child types can already be seen by the world, even pedophiles or online bullies. Coben supports the idea; however, he feels that showing the article to a child is better because it can lead to a to a conversation about concerns the parents may have. Parents should monitor their children’s online behavior because they want to keep their children safe from cyber bullies and pedophiles.
As the Internet developed, it brings a lot of benefits, such as getting information much quicker; however, it also brings problem. One problem that Internet brings to today’s society is children’s safety on virtual world; there are a lot of temptations attract kids on the Internet. This issue Coben discusses is a particularly controversial one because it’s hard for parents ignore the dangerous on the Internet; on the other hand, if parents surveillance kids’ privacy world, it’s really embarrassed for children. How could we solve this problem? What is a compromise way for both parents and children? Coben thinks parents should use spyware on the computer, but not surreptitious doing this; parents should tell
Some parents believe that they should put spyware on their child’s computer to monitor them. They want to make sure their child is safe and not talking to a stranger in a chat room or being bullied online. Part of being a parent is to make sure their child is safe and protected, that is one of
Do you have children? Do they use the internet? Do you know what they're doing on the internet? They could be doing homework, or they could be talking to a pedophile. How can you protect your child? Harlan Coben wrote an article with his solution to this problem: spyware. However, I don't agree with this, there are other, better ways to protect your child. Still don't believe me? Well listen to this.
¨The Undercover Parent¨ by Harlan Coben, published in an online newspaper (NewYorkTimes.com, March 16,2008), claims that the Internet is dangerous for kids. Harlan Coben explained how spyware could keep track of our kids, but it also invades the sons’ and daughters’ privacy. He also claims that parents should have conversations about their concerns with teens, and let them know spyware is a possibility. Coben started with an anecdote about spyware, presenting the topic, acknowledging hesitation, recognizing how parents feel, countering parental arguments, stating counterarguments, argues and claims about eavesdropping, suggests that parents should use spyware, and encourages the parents to use it. The author’s purpose is to warn the audience
The texts’ Daily mail and the CEOP Where’s Klaus video have similarities and differences in which they present their topics to the targeted audiences. The Daily Mail text is to advise as well as warn parents of teenagers about the consequences of going on social networking sites like Facebook and is aimed at well-educated, professional parents of children between 11-18, undergoing their educational courses. The Where’s Klaus video is also used as a cautioning to well-educated mothers, who don’t have as much time to spend with their kids, telling them the consequences of not protecting their children on the internet.
In this essay, Coben is telling parents to put spyware on their children's computers so that they can monitor their child's use of online sites. He says that parents should be able to know what is going on in their children's lives, and that bad situations can be avoided by monitoring what children are doing online. First of all, Parents should trust their kids if they’re old enough. Coben says, “ If he’s old enough to go on the internet, he is old enough to know the dangers” (paragraph 6) . As a teen I know how to keep myself safe and i know most apparent hazards. I’m not saying i know every single thing but i know not to fall for obvious scams and schemes. For all the other teens, yes, they do know right from wrong. The only problem is they still take irresponsible choices.
President Roosevelt once mentioned “we cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future” (1 Roosevelt). Indeed, parents cannot always provide the optimal environment for their children; however, parents can empower children to become prepared and civilized adults. Coben asserts in The Undercover Parent that computer spyware allows parents to protect their children from potential dangers of the web. In his writing, Coben establishes a boundary between parental concern and irresponsible meddling to address concerns regarding online privacy. He explicitly states it is a parent’s duty to be the “safety net” of their children, where spyware is an indispensable connection to the wired world of adolescents