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This article also brings to light a very true statement that "it is better to just use parental blocks that deny access to risky sites" (19) . A lot of parents leave their responsibility of monitoring their child's behavior on the computer to site blockers, but in this day and age kids know how to get around site blocks. They are very capable of tricking the computer into letting them into whatever site they wish to visit. So where do you draw the preverbal line? Some parents hear the word” spyware” and immediately go into defense mode. In the context of this article, Harlan Coben discusses how he believes that spyware is a wise choice, especially for parents wanting to monitor who their child is talking to and what is being shared with everyone who has an internet connection. Coben holds parents responsible for making sure that their children are not given the authority to enter a site licensed for eighteen and over, but also looks at the reason for having spyware: to ensure your child's safety not to gossip with your child about Harry and Sally. Some parents look at spyware as an invasion to our children's privacy. In the article Parental Dilemma: Whether to spy on their kids in the popular newspaper USA Today David Crary writes a quote from a psychologist in Washington D.C . "Ideally, parents establish good open communication and trust with their children, and they don't need to do all these things"; he is speaking about monitoring your children with spyware. Communication is a key part of having a good relationship with your child. If you have poor communication then your relationship with your child may have more flaws than just spyware. Two different parents in this article talk about how
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  • Fall '11
  • Madaus
  • Parent, Spyware, Harlan Coben

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