What would compel you, if anything, to open your child’s email account? Author Joyce Maynard found herself facing that question when her daughter, living in the Dominican Republic, suddenly became distant in her messages and phone conversations.
Sensing something was wrong, Ms. Maynard logged into her daughter’s email account where messages revealed that the daughter’s boyfriend was HIV positive, and the daughter was awaiting test results herself. Link
If you feared your child was in trouble would you open his or her email account, if you could gain access? Is it as much an invasion of privacy as reading a diary? What would you do if the child was in trouble? Admit what you did or keep it to yourself?