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Should I be monitoring my child online?

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momonline
I worry I'm not being strict enough with my son's internet usage. He's 14 but very mature for his age, he uses social media for everything and is constantly glued to his IPad. I monitor what he is posting through my own accounts and google but should I be pushing to have his passwords in order to ensure his safety?
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Suzanne
Hey Momonline,
i understand this problem very well. My daughter spends a lot of time online and i debated with myself on numerous occasions over this exact question. In the end, as to not invade her privacy i asked if once a week we could sit down together and look through her online accounts, rather than taking her passwords and ruining the close bond we have. This was a really good way of monitoring for me and actually strengthened our relationship.
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momonline
Thank you Suzanne, That's a great idea! I'll definitely be trying this with my son!