- August 11, 2008 at 5:02 am #261475
I had the same problem but the way that I handled it, is by having my own myspace account and I asked my children to add me. At first they thought that I was too old to have an account. They helped me design it because I didn’t have a clue on how to do so.
They designed it really nice. Well, to make a long story short, they added me on and so did their friends because they thought it was weird that I had a myspace account. I try not to let the kids know that I’m checking on them.
Unfortunately, this is the only way that I can get in touch with my nieces and nephews. Whenever I see that my children’s “myspace mood” is bad, I sit down and talk with them. At times, they’ll tell me whats on their mind,and at times, they won’t.
As long as they know that I’m here for them, they feel safe. I raised my
children with trust and thank God so far it has worked. They’ve made mistakes and learned from them.
All we can do is to be there for them.
— On Mon, 8/11/08, M F
From: M F
Subject: Budget101.com : Need advice on the PSP and myspace
To: firstname.lastname@example.org, Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, BudgetHomemaking@yahoogroups.com, [email][/email], email@example.com
Date: Monday, August 11, 2008, 1:02 ami have a 16 yr old who is limited on the internet. He needs a password to get on to the computer. At times when he insists on going on the internet and I won’t let him, he goes off to his room or in the tub.
At that time I can’t seem to find his psp. i am wondering if he is able to use it to get on myspace/internet. we have wireless internet service.
he is overall a good kid. i know his whereabouts, no substence abuse, is in sports and is now working, does well in school, etc. and then there is that but.
his sister who is now 20 tells me every now and then that if I had not kept a close eye on her, she doesn’t know where she would be today.
Also is myspace safer these days. He has it set up that only those he allows to be his friends can go on. I would like to be able to go on and check it every now and then, but I don’t want him to know that I’m doing it.
The reason is a
friend of mine knows someone who’s son had a secret relationship with a gay adult for 2 years and the father (an attorney) and mom (a nurse) didn’t have a clue. We have all heard stories about internet and I don’t want to be sorry later. I would like to be able to trust my kids at all times, but to me that is not a good choice.
Please don’t tell me that I should because it is not going to happen here, I have tried it. How can I go on his myspace and check it. I have access to his e mails, but they don’t use that much these days.
Also if he finds out that I’m checking his myspace he can open another myspace account.
Your input is appreciated,
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