Ethics and Information Technology 15 (4):263-274 (2013)

Kay Mathiesen
Northeastern University
It has been recommended that parents should monitor their children’s Internet use, including what sites their children visit, what messages they receive, and what they post. In this paper, I claim that parents ought not to follow this advice, because to do so would violate children’s right to privacy over their on-line information exchanges. In defense of this claim, I argue that children have a right to privacy from their parents, because such a right respects their current capacities and fosters their future capacities for autonomy and relationships.
Keywords Privacy  Internet  Parental monitoring  Children’s rights  Risks on-line  The Internet and children
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DOI 10.1007/s10676-013-9323-4
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