Re: Cue Daily Heil headline "Euro Court Won't Protect Our Children"
I'm sympathetic to what Esther Ghey has endured, but once you have a child your primary role in life is educating and protecting them.
It's not the phone companies' responsibility.
It's not the social media companies' responsibility.
It's not the government's responsibility (except where they need to intervene for the child's immediate safety)
It's the parent's responsibility. And yes, life is hard, we all need to work, and time is in finite supply, Again I understand the lady's speaking from grief, but the government should not have to regulate aspects of *every* family's life to make someone's role as a parent easier.
And by 'educating' I don't just mean teaching them to count or read. Teach them to recognise dangerous situations. Teach them how to make good decisions and to think critically. Teach them that it's ok to ask for help. I suppose you could say that these things come under the category of 'protecting' too.
I don't believe in monitoring a child's communication (either with software or "hand over your phone, it's time for a check"). It sends the message that you don't trust them, and can damage your relationship (or drive a child away). Of course, some people will be ok with this...