Imagine your parents watching your every move, whether it’s telling your best friend your deepest secret, or talking to your crush, how would you feel? I wouldn’t like my parents being nosy, If I wanted them to know I’d tell them! In his article, “The Undercover Parent,” Harlan Coben makes the argument that parental monitoring spyware should be used by parents. If you’re a parent, living with children or teenagers in the 21st century, then you need to do your research on monitoring spyware. If your next question is “what is spyware?” Monitoring software, otherwise known as spyware, is a program that can be downloaded to your electronic devices and allows you to monitor all activities on specific cell phones or tablets.
Harlan Coben’s editorial article “The Undercover Parent” (March 16,2008) suggests that putting spyware on your child’s computer is a good idea. Throughout the article Coben supports his thesis by first telling a short story, then listing different counterarguments throughout his paragraphs. Coben says that “Most parents won’t even consider it.” I agree with most of his points, but also disagree with a few. Here is my response. I agree with Coben on how we have to be wary on what kids do online.
The parents say to each other that they never discipline their children, which could be a cause for the kids’ addictions. Later in the story, it says : "I'm afraid so. One of the original uses of these nurseries was so that we could study the patterns left on the walls by the child's mind, study at our leisure, and help the child. In this case, however, the
It wasn 't until the end of the book where they found out who he really was and form their own opinions about him. People may also say that it is dangerous for them to be walking around alone. However, Jem and Scout do not get into much trouble and when they do, they learn it was wrong and not to do it again. Lastly, many people believe Atticus is unable to take care of Scout because Aunt Alexandra had to come and help him. However, Atticus did not ask her for help or ask her to come to the house.
In Harlan Coben’s The Undercover Parent, Coben brings up the topic of parents installing spyware on their children’s computer. Although Coben was a little iffy about this subject at first, he now thinks it is a good idea because it could help make parents more aware of what is going on, protect children from talking to pedophiles, and cyberbullying. Many matters are mentioned by Coben, but in his argument he overlooks several aspects, and fails to elaborate on certain
From my own personal experiences, some unruly children only respect a firm spanking with the law prohibiting this practice of parenting it can cause children to go down the wrong path because they don’t have the proper respect for their parents which is where children are supposed to learn respect for an authoritative figure. As the snippet of the comment from Allison, 2014 would suggest it is necessary to spank a child this is evident when the text states “Many of the parenting books that dismissed spanking as wrong pushed that a parent should reason with a child. However, science has proven that due to brain development, it is impossible to reason with a four-year-old. A four-year-old is still developing the concept of cause-and-effect and the beginnings of understanding empathy. Only discipline, causing pain to the four-year-old (and by pain, I do not necessarily mean physical pain) teaches him/her what is allowed.” This comment backs what I stated about a child learning to respect authority.
Binge drinking does not discriminate; it does not care if you are black, white, yellow or red. Parents being more knowledgeable when it comes to their children 's activities during college and parties are an effective weapon against binge drinking. Many teenagers agree that peer pressure is a major factor in them deciding to binge drink. Parents should talk to their kids at a young age about the dangers of alcohol abuse, and throughout their teenage years also. Communication is the best defense against situations like these when it comes to your kids.
Some time talking or taking away their cell phone might not always be that effective. A good explanation is quote by Ruben Navarrette the author of “Spanking isn’t child abuse” which states “in disciplining children, parents should do everything as kindly and gently as they can first. They should try to understand a child, make sure the child
If a student was read a Miranda type warning it would just further fluster them and escalate the situation. Since the student is not being arrested, they should not be read their Miranda Rights. In addition, the principal does not have the authority to read these rights to a student. A student should not be read their Miranda Rights during the time of questioning over a disciplinary
Some people may say that cyberbullying outside of school is not the schools problem and can violate some rights. In Source B, the source was about how schools had no authority to discipline a child for harassment off-campus. The constitution states that, “Congress should make no aww.. Abridging the freedom of speech” which states that they cannot punish you for something that is in the constitution. Courts ruled that a school could not discipline a student for inappropiate off-campus student speech. (Source B) It also states that some students and parents have successfully argued that cyberbullies violated civil or criminal laws by inflicting a hate crime.
What 's the first thing that pops up to your head when you hear Spyware? Today over protective parents fight their kids that happens to be with social media. Coben states that most parents won 't consider Spyware to use. Spyware is a good use because parents would receive reports, weekly, daily, notices on whatever your child is doing on the machine, scary but good. I agree that parents should consider Spyware to use.
Unit 2 Lesson 2 Applied Knowledge Stay Away From Cyber Bullying!!! • It is hard to believe that you see people being bullied in the comfort of their own home. Cyberbullying is when one person harms, or threatens another person over the internet. Everyone must avoid cyberbullying for their safety and mental health. Here is a list how you can avoid cyberbullying.
What 's the first thing that comes in your mind when your hear spyware ? In Harlan Cobens, article, “ The Undercover Parent”, this article is going to be about how parents are always checking on their kids. Coben, states out that people should get spyware is good for your child. They support thesis by saying that all this equipment is helpful for your child to make sure they 're not doing anything bad. The authors purpose is that to tell parents that spyware is helpful to make sure your child is ok.
In the book Catcher in the Rye by J.D Salinger, the recurring theme of protection of innocence arises. The book primarily focuses on the protection of innocence in children especially and how it affects the main characters struggle against growing up. This theme not only recurred in the book, but also reocurrs in modern society. Modern society protects the innocence in children by providing censorship on specific genres of music and tv shows and by supervising their daily activities. The main character in Catcher in the Rye protected children by trying to block out anything that could mar their minds, such as the F-words in Phoebe’s (teacher) school.
Parents Vs. Internet In the article “ The Undercover Parent,” Coben talks about how parents should monitor their kids. He goes on about the benefits and disadvantages of using spyware by using anecdotes and counterclaims. Coben seems to argue that parents should definitely monitor their kids but he never seems to agree with parents using spyware on an everyday basis. He believes that parents should only use spyware to listen for any dangerous chatter and to be “a safety net,” as Coben says. The author also, as I said, mentions some counterclaims in his article.