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.
To the Editor: In the essay “The Undercover Parent” by Harlan Coben, the author calls the spyware on a child’s computer as “loving parents...doing the surveillance” and “not faceless bureaucrats” as a way to defend. But speaking as a person, who just quite recently went through those teenage years, I may not understand the perspective of a parent nor do I claim to. However, I do understand the big difference between Dick Cheney and a member of my family reading my messages but it doesn’t make the wound sting less. The government did it as a way of national defence, yet a lot of people felt like they were being violated; now having a parent download a spyware - that in most cases is meant for protection and hopefully the prevention of something
One of the big examples he used was how television has affected not only children but also the school system. Postman does not show both sides to his argument, but instead he goes straight into the burden that “television may bring a gradual end to careers of school teachers” because teacher were the first to invent the printing press (pg.3). Consequently, Postman then goes on to say that teachers are blind to this reality, losers, for not seeing of the negative outcome coming their way and instead seem to be enthusiastic toward this new
Is privacy really important?Do kids have a choice?According to Harlan Coben teens and kids who have access to the internet should be monitored by parents or by spyware. I agree with Mr.Coben because we should know what teens or kids of today go on while not being monitored. Parents should monitor their kids use of the internet even with spyware. I think spyware is a good thing to be used on kids. According to Harlan Coben ignoring your kid is negligence cause then that shows your kid that they could do or go on anything without being caught.
Because of the general public 's generalizations, geeks and nerds are segregated, and teased. We have to have kids who will need to be the following Albert Einstein. We need folks to comprehend their kids, when they would prefer not to play sports. We together as America need to bolster these high insight individuals, so they can help us later on. The main answer for this issue would be the counteractive action of hostile to intellectualism values that are diffusing over our nation, or we don 't stand a possibility of succeeding like
They feel like they have no power. For some kids it might be a situation a lot of fighting in home , a close family member facing issue of drug addiction , parents getting divouce log in to their social media accounts to check what is posted today about their fellow friends and then they make fun of each and everything. People are aware that bullying hurt everyone and it is very difficult for the children to come out of the drama. So why shouldn’t parents teachers root cause of such a attitude, what kind of students are bullying other and why they feel the need to bully others.
The point-of-view also helps to convey the theme. While writing, Jackson put in sections where Laurie’s parents reacted to Charles and his actions. The short paragraph, “On Saturday I remarked to my husband, “Do you think kindergarten is too unsettling for Laurie? All this toughness, and bad grammar, and this Charles boy sounds like such a bad influence”, shows how Laurie’s actions are affecting the point-of-view of the story (74).
Have you ever had an opinion on if child soldiers should have consequences on their actions or have u ever thought that it is not all their fault? Many people say the kids should be prosecuted because they know what they were doing while others think differently. I believe that it is not the kids fault, the first reason i think this is because when kids are kids they can’t tell grown ups what they want to do. The second reason i think that they should not be prosecuted is because while they are being recruited they get drugged. The last reason i think that kids should be set off free is because when the children are fighting they can be in serious danger.
So, they start to be violent because they don’t want to be a victim of violence. As parents, you should not compare your children’s each other because, each of them will have different interest and different talent. Voice had organized the talk by the counselor which will make the children to have a clear view of parent’s part of view on why they are comparing or forcing them to study. This talk will have two session where the counselor will talk about “how to prevent school violence” and “talk from part of parents view”. After than will have the next part of the part will we will have ice breaking and ask the children “how the feel about violence and their parents view”.
" I think schools should be able to continue and keep having tabs on students_Ñé social media to prevent internet bullying. While the student does not feel comfortable enough or safe enough to tell a teacher or someone else of authority they have access to, or comfortable enough to speak to of the problem what are they supposed to do. They can_Ñét just do nothing, action must be taken for these bullied students.
Stalking Is Different Than Monitoring In “The Undercover Parent”, by Harlan Coben he argues that parents have a right to monitor their children, by putting spyware on their computers or other devices, making it possible to see what they spend their time doing and to whom they spend their time talking. Though, the way that most teens see it, if a parent is allowing their child onto social media, then they should trust them enough to the point where they shouldn’t have to monitor everything they’re doing. While online, people can definitely change.
In the article “Let Kids Run WIld Online” by Danah Boyd She is mainly talking about how parents should let their son or daughter use the internet without any surveillance. I get how the internet can be an easy way to encounter rapist ,terrorist ,sex offenders ,and what young people say “cat fish” in other words someone who pretends to be someone who they aren’t. There is a show on MTV where they find real people who have someone (catfish)who they try to investigate whether they might be legit or not. After the internet came out to a vast majority of people (around 2000’s)
Should parents have the right to put spyware on their children computers. Harlan Coben the author of “ Undercover Parent ” published by the New York Times on March 16, 2008 highlights the fact that it's scary to put spyware on your your children computers, Most parents won't even consider it. From my point of view with Cobens argument because most parents don't know what they're really do on the internet. Coben speaks about how some people will say that it's better just to use parental blocks that denies access to inappropriate sites.