This is interesting. @arkle what constitutes being "heavily monitored", in your opinion?
@aidennn_tv Reading their diary without permission, not letting them have a lock on their bedroom door, etc.
I still think the child should be looked after, especially if they're young and have access to the internet. Like a parent should know where their young children are at, with whom, and what activity thewy're doing.
@meta_self Generally speaking yes, but if you've got a good kid and you're still low-jacking them like a criminal out on parole, that is going to fuck them up. They will not come to you if they have something they want to talk about because they won't trust you.
@arkle Is there a way to know the where, who, what, and when, of your child without "low-jacking" them?
@meta_self Ask. them. No, really. If they haven't been a problem child up 'til then they have earned some trust. To treat them like problem children when they aren't is frankly abuse when you get right down to it.
@arkle So asking them. I thought that was a given. Plus with the smartphones, one could keep track of them on a map. Would you be aginst this? (I'm talking about children and not older teenagers)
@meta_self "Would you be aginst this? "No, but you should tell them up front. "By the way, leave the GPS on, just to be safe."
@arkle That's reasonable. It's important to balance autonomy and safety, with the sacles tipping more and more toward autonomy as they get older.