After reading about the death of 14-year-old Breck Bednar, I didn't understand. A young boy told his father he was spending the night somewhere else and there were no follow-up questions?
Yes, I understand that there is a matter of trust between parent and child, that parents should give teens their independence and everything, but what some people need to remember is that kids can lie!
At 14 - I personally I had to go through a long list before I could sleepover a friends house (IF I passed all the stages):
"Where are you going?"
"What time are you leaving?"
"How long will you be out?"
"When will you be back"
"Who are you going with?"
"Have I met them?"
"Where do they live?" (address needed if I spent the night)
"I need to speak to their parents before you go"
"Text me when you get there"
This is pretty much the break down of the protective household I grew up in.
We can't stop children from being exposed to the Internet or even communicating with strangers online.
I'm just wondering if more parents were a bit more protective with their teens whether it would reduce incidents such as what happened with Breck Bednar from happening? What do you think?
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