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Do you monitor your children’s electronic communication?

Response Percent Votes
I don’t have children, but I would if I did
41% 208
32% 165
15% 77
I don’t have children, but I would’t if I did
10% 51
Total 501


hujiko 8 years, 8 months ago

I don’t have children, but I would’t if I did


RoeDapple 8 years, 8 months ago

My kids monitor my LJW comments and blogs, letting me know when they think I have "crossed the line"

Leslie Swearingen 8 years, 8 months ago

Roe, same here.
My daughter keeps a close watch on what her son, and her mother does on the computer. We do have a lot of fun with it though.

mom_of_three 8 years, 8 months ago

Our computer is in the living room so we see when they are on the computer for the most part.

Maddy Griffin 8 years, 8 months ago

Mine's in the living room also. Usually the kids just want to play games but I do keep an eye on which site they choose. Noggin and Nick jr. are okay but sometimes I have to make them change games on the others. I don't allow them to play the violent games. Violence is not entertainment.

Mel Briscoe 8 years, 8 months ago

i am lucky. all my kids want to do is play line rider and go on nickolodeon's and cartoon networks websites to play their little cartoon oriented games. my 15 year old used to play runescape but he got bored w/ it.

funny thing is, i am the one w/ the myspace, facebook and twitter accounts. i've had a myspace for over 5 years, facebook i've been on for probably about 3 and twitter, shortly after they arrived on the scene (altho i don't care much for it. i don't have a mobile device so its pretty worthless to me). i have started email accounts for 2 of my kids on yahoo and they didn't maintain it to keep it active. now one of my sons is in college and has an email account w/ the school. i hope he keeps that one up!

if my kids did have accounts on message boards and/or social networking sites, i would definitely monitor them. i think that is not only smart, it is mandatory in this electronic age.

StirrrThePot 8 years, 8 months ago

I am an IT professional, as is my better half. Our kids don't have a prayer in Hades of hiding anything they do on the computer from us. :)

Ernest Barteldes 8 years, 8 months ago

As long as it's not overbearing, overprotective parenting. There is no need to spy on what kids do.

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