Parents have earned many rights as the adults in charge of tiny humans who eventually grow up to be moody teenagers and (almost) autonomous adults. They are responsible for ensuring that their tiny humans make it to adulthood by feeding them, providing for them, clothing them and caring for them.
And good parents don’t take those responsibilities lightly.
In today’s technologically savvy world, parents’ jobs can be difficult. I’m not a parent, but I can imagine how tempting it could be to spy on my theoretical kids and make sure they’re not in a chatroom (if people even use those anymore) talking to dangerous strangers or sexting their peers, or worse, those dangerous strangers.
But before I hack into their accounts or scroll through their text messages, I would reflect on how it would feel to have my privacy invaded like that.