Many students would say that they are more tech-savvy than their parents. Would you agree with that? Many parents are struggling to catch up with the technologies that their children are using to play the same parental role in their virtual lives as their real ones.

How aware are your parents or guardians of what you do online or via your cellphone? Do they monitor the sites you visit, the things you post to Facebook or the texts you send? Do you think they should? Where would you draw the line between appropriate monitoring and invasion of your privacy? Why? Have you experienced an incident online in which your parents intervened, or in which you wish they had?

Write a blog post discussing the questions above by Sunday, February 27. Be prepared to share your opinions in a class discussion.

Ideas courtesy of The New York Times: Learning Network

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