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post #21 of 26
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Sorry. However, it is more likely than not that you do not get to dictate what he does in his home on his time with the child.
Sorry, but you are wrong.
post #22 of 26
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Doesn't unsupervised internet usage in a teen warrant concern for their safety?

Unfortunately, in CO, this is considered to be a difference of opinion, not a safety issue. BTW, my dd1 isn't even a teen yet - she just turned 10.
post #23 of 26
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Doesn't unsupervised internet usage in a teen warrant concern for their safety?

Unfortunately, in CO, this is considered to be a difference of opinion, not a safety issue. BTW, my dd1 isn't even a teen yet - she just turned 10.
Yep. In most states it would be considered a difference in parenting style. Absent a court finding that the other parent is a true danger to the child, s/he will have the same rights to make parenting decisions on his/her time.
post #24 of 26
Well, I hope when my daughters are teenagers, internet surfing is no longer seen as a parenting choice/style but will be seen as it is: an activity that requires some level of supervision to ensure their safety.
post #25 of 26
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Well, I hope when my daughters are teenagers, internet surfing is no longer seen as a parenting choice/style but will be seen as it is: an activity that requires some level of supervision to ensure their safety.
It will be/is akin to the parent's choice as to allowing the child to stay home alone, to go somewhere unsupervised, or what time to go to bed. A court is NOT likely to allow the other parent dictate those choices. Nor is the court likely to tell a parent when or how they can allow/disallow those types of activities.
post #26 of 26
The internet can be a dangerous place. I'm quite happy that my stepson's mom doesn't have internet at this point so it's not an issue for us. She's reasonable and a good mom, but I'm guessing she wouldn't supervise or use blocking programs on the computer (both of which we do).

It concerns me that even after his daughter asked him to get the computer out of her room, he said he'll think about it. That makes no sense to me.
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