You Soon May Be Able to Eavesdrop on Your Kids Legally
Soon, you may be legally entitled to eavesdrop on your kids' phone conversations. A bill which would make listening to or recording those conversations legal just passed the Michigan House and is now headed to the Senate.
It is currently against the law to eavesdrop or even go through your children's phone. Parents who do so could face a felony which is punishable by up to two years in prison. If passed, the bill would grant parents permission to monitor kids' phone activities until they reach the age of 18.
When my kids got phones -- and when they began using social media and other such forms of electronic communication -- we made it clear that we reserved the right to monitor all of the phone and online activity. They were under 18, and they were under our care.
And ... wait for it ...
We pay the damn bill.