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    Filed at 5:28 am under by dcobranchi

    Joanne Jacobs posts on the almost total lack of privacy facing American teens.

    “I think, over time, parents will feel if they don’t have this, they’re not being good parents,” says Jim Katz, Director of the Rutgers University Center for Mobile Communication Studies. He says that soon, tiny cameras — like the ones in most new cell phones — will enable parents to literally watch over their kids 24 hours a day, seven days a week– and even eavesdrop on their conversations.

    2 Responses to “I SWEAR I WILL NEVER DO THIS”

    Comment by
    Andrea R. in Missouri
    August 30th, 2006
    at 12:17 pm

    This sort of thing makes my skin crawl. I don’t even go into my three year old’s room without knocking if he has his door shut. My seven year old has a journal that I never touch unless she specifically shows me something in it.

    Kids deserve privacy too unless there is some life-threatening illness that needs constant monitoring.

    Comment by
    August 30th, 2006
    at 2:54 pm

    Assume your kids will do bad things and they’ll make sure and make you right.