3 Reasons You Should Spy on Your Kids

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As a parent, it’s your job to protect your children and keep them safe. This means keeping an eye on what they are doing online, as well as in the real world. Unfortunately, technology has made it easier than ever for kids to get into trouble without their parents even knowing about it. That’s why it’s important for parents to spy on their kids! Here are 3 reasons why moms should spy on their kids:

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We must do everything possible to keep them safe

As mothers, one of our main responsibilities is to ensure our children are safe even if in some cases it  is in violation of our child’s “right to privacy.” Consider a mother who has lost a child to drugs, or who found out too late that her child was creeping around with a person who would later harm her. A mother in that situation would choose to help their child no matter what it takes. 

Children are immature in many ways

Even the brightest child can have emotional immaturity. Kids don’t consider the long-term consequences of making a controversial video or posting a compromising photo. We expect too much of our young kids when we fail to check their online posts. We’re counting on them to properly manage freedom in a mature manner.

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It’s only natural for children to act like children. It’s for this reason that they have parents to guide them along. You won’t really know what they want and need to learn if you do not even know what they’re doing.

They need the truth

We all want to believe the best in our children, but sadly this is not always the case. Many kids will tell their parents what they think they want to hear. They are not always forthcoming with information because they are afraid of disappointing or getting into trouble. When you’re spying on your kids, you can get the whole story and help them make better decisions.

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Still not convinced that parents should spy on their children?

Your child may refer to it as spying, but it’s time to change the way we think about it. Our children are spending more time online than in our living rooms and backyards. This isn’t eavesdropping; it’s parenting. From the start, be open and honest with your children. 

Tell them you’ll keep an eye on their phones when you give them. Remind your children that they can approach you with any problem and that you will love them no matter what.