Anthony B. Shumate ENG-112 January 22, 2018 Jon Thomas God’s Eye Parents: all you have ever done is raise your children; however, you may say we cannot control what our children see or hear, which may be true. Harlan Coben’s “The Undercover Parent,” targets the battle between parenthood and childhood, trust, privacy, protection, and overprotection. The world can be a scary place, but the Internet can be scarier. On the Internet, anyone can put anything they want; for example, criminals are online and doing bad things for anyone to see including your children. So why not find out if your children are looking at things you do not want them seeing?
Most teenagers find their time of seclusion when they are on their phones. Once their privacy is limited, teens are willing to do anything to gain it back, which can lead to rebellious actions and possibly illegal activities. There are many dangers on the web that can harm them so yes, you should apply spyware, but make your child aware or he/she might feel as though you don’t trust them. Let your child know that you trust them, but you want to make sure that they’re safe while surfing the web
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.
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
Technology intoxicates the brains of young children and young adults, is what most parents might say when asked about the effect that technology has on the younger generations. In the article, “The Digital Parent Trap” by Eliana Dockterman, she appeals to logos, appeals to ethos, and compares the effects of technology to persuade her audience that early exposure to technology actually can be beneficial. First, Dockterman appeals to logos throughout the passage when arguing her point. In her passage, Dockterman continuously uses statistics as evidence to support her argument. For instance, Dockterman mentions than in an SRI study, the kids playing puzzle games on a device scored 12% more than the kids who did not play the games (paragraph 8).
B. .Name of writer: Judith Woods C. Name of article: Should Parents Spy on Their Children’s Emails and Texts? D. Central claim: parents should spy on and monitor their children’s texts and emails. E. Summary of major ideas: -all teenagers want their privacy to be respected and not to be Spied on. -if parents get caught while spying on their children’s emails
Another fact is shown in the: text “The Dangers of Cyberbullying,” it says “Technology has become an essential part of our society and our homes’ use of technology has extended beyond being just simple entertainment”. This means that children/adolescents use technology for basic things, so they will be tempted to use the device to check their social media. Individuals should be prosecuted for cyberbullying because they shouldn’t be able to just get away with making someone else have negative emotions about themselves and as a result, end their lives because of how someone might have made fun of them and made them feel less
First of all, cell phones should be banned in school because they provide young adults with too much screen exposure. On a blog created by the Concordia University of Portland, it discusses the pros and cons of banning phones in school. The blog called Pros and Cons of Allowing Digital Devices in the Classroom states, “There are concerns from the EPA about long-term exposure to wireless devices and computer screens.” The quote determines that cell phones in school could cause kids to have additional exposure to these dangerous screens and could result in it being harmful to teens. Additional exposure meaning the students are on their phones more than they need to and bringing their phones to school encourages that. The AAP (The American Academy of Pediatrics) says that kids from the age of 3 to 18
In addition to this we already have kids in classrooms that are playing games during a time of where we should be writing, reading, or even science. If we can barley handle chromebooks why should we be put into a bigger challenge of having phones where students will probably be checking social media for the most part. I would love to have phones in school but it would be really hard to handle and if you look on the real side it is just a huge disaster that kids will certainly not pay good attention with phones. Also kids could be looking on other websites that they could cheat on and find answers to hard questions. Especially when we have online test.
They start to notice how their kids start to act around certain people, they also notice it when they try to talk to their son or daughter and they keep a minimum talk. The act of cyber bullying can result into a charge of juvenile delinquency, they usually don 't give you a verbal warning they just do it. A school teen that has experienced cyberbullying from an anonymous person they will most likely feel helpless and isolated during the attack, sometimes the hurting message sent to them can be permanent and be real difficult for them to remove