Our Teen are just like toddlers unaware of the real dangers of life and full of vinegar and pepper so much so they think they have the tiger by the tail!
Teens have more life experience than toddlers, but that does not mean they know enough about life. Teens engage in magical thinking, they assume that because they are in the world life will always go as they want, nothing will happen to them, they are invincible. This attitude makes them trust those they should not trust and do those things that open them up to consequences they can not handle. It is our job to guide them, and teach them the way of the world without interfering too much with their growing independent adulthood.
danah boyd | apophenia » How Parents Normalized Teen Password Sharing: The idea of teens sharing passwords didn’t come out of thin air. In fact, it was normalized by adults. And not just any adult. This practice is the product of parental online safety norms. In most households, it’s quite common for young children to give their parents their passwords. With elementary and middle school youth, this is often a practical matter: children lose their passwords pretty quickly. Furthermore, most parents reasonably believe that young children should be supervised online. As tweens turn into teens, the narrative shifts. Some parents continue to require passwords be forked over, using explanations like “because I’m your mother.” But many parents use the language of “trust” to explain why teens should share their passwords with them.
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