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Do parent's need to be more protective when their teens say they are meeting a friend/attending a sleepover?

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4 years ago by Ayo in Current > People

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?

Read more about the incident:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2562890/BREAKING-NEWS-Son-14-oil-millionaire-murdered-man-groomed-computer-games.html

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Haha same here. Shud be like that. i think when parents harp, nag and belittle kids that they breed resentment. Mixing a firm hand and supervision with love is the only way forwrd

4 years ago by Penner

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