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bernadetha
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roban
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parents should monitor the electronic communications of the children by installing spyware

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Started: 1/13/2015 Category: People
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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bernadetha

Con

i against this motion. All of the children have the right to keep their own privacy. The parents should give responsibility to the children. So the children can learn about it. If the parents don't trust with them it can make a serious problem about their confidence, about their attitude and others
roban

Pro

First of all it is valid that people need their own privacy, but not when they are to abuse it for obscene things. Furthermore while watching this content their brain releases an excess of dopamine which encourages watching this content over and over again which can reduce cognitive function. This is therefore in their bests interests as the same drug when watching porn is released in your brain as when you are doing drugs, which can get them addicted to it. This is only the tip of the iceberg of the amount of things that young children can face on the Internet. Lastly they are violating laws in certain countries by watching this content, which again may not be for them. Also the argument that you make is effectively moot as if the children are unaware of such a software being in their system, they would have no reason to feel any different than they usually do, and responsibility is something that needs to be earned not given without thought.
Debate Round No. 1
bernadetha

Con

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roban

Pro

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Debate Round No. 2
bernadetha

Con

we all know a lot of the negative things from the internet that can make the children do the bad things. But the solution isn't by monitoring them too much till u must to install the spyware to find about their password or others. I believe that it can't solve the problem. Because if the children know that their parents so over protecting them till installing spyware, it just make the relationship between the children and the parents worse. If they don't have a good relationship it can cause a lot of the problems. Children won't tell to their parents if they have a problem, their parents just like a stranger. And u can imagine if the relationship is bad, children don't have a good communication to their parents and hide their problems from their parents it can make them do the negative things, like watching something bad from internet. The second thing is the children will lost their confidence to do something for their self because the parents always monitoring too much about them. Lost their confidence and also their responsibility to manage and protect their self from the bad thing. Because the parents never give them the responsibility to manage it.
I believe that the best solution is not by monitoring them too much till u must to install something like spyware. Having a good conversation with the children is enough. Tell them clearly what is the negative thing and the effects from the internet. Tell them that is not good. Make sure that the children being comfort to tell their problems to you. Don't be angry, be a parents that can make the children feel comfort and save. Second solution is the parents should make the children do the positive things is their free time. like taking some course based on their hobby or talent and a lot the other positive things that can they do than open the internet to make an useless thing
so i believe that monitoring too much isn't the best way cause it can cause more negative effects than the positive one, and having a good conversation & be a good parents is the best way.
roban

Pro

Your points have been well noted, but the very premise that you base your argument on is flawed. You say responsibility should be given to the children, and the internet should be placed in their hands but there is no control over what they will do with that power. There have been several incidences where a child has gone online to interact with friends, but a stranger contacts him/her and the start an intimate conversation with each other. Soon enough they are"BFFs" and decide to meet each other, can you guess what happens next? Hint: the child gets kidnapped. and there are several parents who do have the talk about cyber safety with their children, yet this talk is flouted in the search for some "fun". This is may be a violation of law, as children may not be able to view explicit material before a certain age which can lead to fines by the government, or the children may even be taken away on the verdict of bad parenting. This is not the only thing, torrents are common in today's world, and they can be used for the transfer of illicit and copyrighted data which may cause the parents to be fined quite heftily. There should be monitoring of a child's internet, and my main argument is that the spyware should be placed without the jurisdiction of the child and without him or her knowing, and after a certain period of time where the child has displayed that she/he can be trusted then the spyware be removed. Also if the spyware only tracks the browsing data and not the keystrokes the child's passwords should be safe. If the spyware is placed on the computer without the person knowing then there is no fear of the child being brought up in an environment where he does not feel safe and secure. Finally the internet is a tool that can be wielded for good or for bad, it is the parent's responsibility to make sure a child does not pursue the detrimental way.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Ragnar 2 years ago
Ragnar
Welcome to the site. Your best counter point to the fact that the children don't own the technology, is the parents do not have to buy the technology for their use.
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