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Visitor Comments: 37

(37) Nate, May 31, 2010 3:18 PM

spyware removal

Sometimes spyware gets put on you and you need free spyware removal then consider letting the web help you fix it.

(36) from a kid's point of view, March 10, 2009 7:43 PM


Straight up, you ask Kids, "why should you mind if there is nothing to hide?" What I say to that is, "why spy on your kids unless you suspect them of something?" We need our privacy. And it is not proper parenting as JTP said. It is out right spying. How would you like it if the government started monitoring your internet use and was screening your phone calls?

(35) Devil's Advocate, March 10, 2009 7:32 PM


Did you know that the right to privacy is a universal human right? I don't think parents should be doing anything to monitor their kids. Don't look at their text messages or monitor their phone calls or spy on what they are doing. It is a total invasion on privacy. We need to be able to talk to our friends, without being fearful of our parents seeing it and taking something the wrong way.

(34) Anonymous, July 8, 2008 7:35 PM

Where do I get the spyware?

Where do I get the spyware?
I would use it for the sake of my kids.

(33) Straight up, March 30, 2008 1:12 PM

What is there to hide?

Dear Rabbi,

I couldn't agree more! Not only would I install the spyware on the computer, but tell my children that I am watching. Accountability is a good thing and something only the guilty despise. There is a lesson here that transcends the internet issue and that is that if we always conduct ourselves as if G-d is standing next to us, listening to every word, then I'll wager our behavior, our comments and the ways we address each other would dramatically improve. Our overall conduct and integrity might get a polishing also!

Kids, why should you mind if there is nothing to hide? Don't you know your parents love you enough to keep you accountable? Be glad that G-d has given you someone who cares enough to keep you safe.


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