It has been recommended that parents should monitor their children's Internet use, including what sites their children visit, what messages they receive, and what they post. In this paper, I claim that parents ought not to follow this advice, because to do so would violate children's right to privacy over their on-line information exchanges. In defense of this claim, I argue that children have a right to privacy from their parents, because such a right respects their current capacities and fosters their future capacities for autonomy and relationships.
- Children's rights
- Parental monitoring
- Risks on-line
- The Internet and children
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Computer Science Applications
- Library and Information Sciences