mobile etiquette!

(6 Posts)
Gatekeeper Wed 11-Sep-13 14:49:59

dd is 11 and has just started secondary school; we bought her 1st mobile phone just before this (having managed to hold out until now)

Last night her phone was vibrating to say a text had come through after she had gone to bed..followed by a few more texts

As a nosey sod I had a look and my heart sank a little to read the phone conversations she had over the last few days...loads of swearing. Lots of F* this and F* that...dh never swears & I'm strictly a 'bugger' and 'bloody' woman with the occasional 'shite' when I slice my thumb open, chopping veg. DD tells me off when I swear!

I don't know whether to say anything or nor, esp when the mother of the other girl is a right stickler for behaviour and will probably chew my ear off if she sports the texts as well. Her daughter is a bit sneaky and I can imagine her deleting hers whilst leaving all my darling's cusses!

I know it doesn't seem much in the grand scheme of things but three weeks ago she was playing with lego and now she's going on about someone bitchslapping some f*ing cow

argghhhh

specialsubject Wed 11-Sep-13 16:35:09

sad, isn't it. But unless you never let her out of the house she's going to hear it.

you pay for the phone so you have the right to see what is going on, for her protection. When she is an adult she can pay for her own phone and have privacy to swear all she wants.

tell your daughter that she shouldn't do this and why.

also keep a close eye on her internet use because that will be next.

specialsubject Wed 11-Sep-13 16:35:09

sad, isn't it. But unless you never let her out of the house she's going to hear it.

you pay for the phone so you have the right to see what is going on, for her protection. When she is an adult she can pay for her own phone and have privacy to swear all she wants.

tell your daughter that she shouldn't do this and why.

also keep a close eye on her internet use because that will be next.

specialsubject Wed 11-Sep-13 16:35:12

sad, isn't it. But unless you never let her out of the house she's going to hear it.

you pay for the phone so you have the right to see what is going on, for her protection. When she is an adult she can pay for her own phone and have privacy to swear all she wants.

tell your daughter that she shouldn't do this and why.

also keep a close eye on her internet use because that will be next.

specialsubject Wed 11-Sep-13 16:35:47

three posts? Only pressed the button once!

Gatekeeper Thu 12-Sep-13 14:42:05

thank you

I had a look at her phone last night and it didn't make for pleasant reading so I had a 'word' about it. She got upset and said I'd ruined her night wink but I stood firm stating that I don't pay for her texts and calls for her to waste them on just swearing.

She calmed down later and apologised and deleted them; dh had a chat with her as well and she rolled her eyes a lot but accepted what we were saying.

Minefield this isn't it? wine cake

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