DD had her own administrator, however the computer was in the middle of the living room so I could easily see what she was doing. And I had to have the login password so I could check what she was doing.
My main reason was I didn't want all her crap cluttering up my administrator.
Hell no! You're the parent. Would you trust him enough with your PIN number?
The reasons he wants administrative rights (the real reason, not the bullshit he says to appease you) are precisely the reasons you shouldn't be giving him administrative rights. By all means give him permissions as needed but not complete control, which admin rights affords him.
Parents giving their children admin rights are clueless or lazy, or both.
The lack of interest doesn’t surprise me because when it comes to technology, we (I include myself in the we) don’t associate something that is helpful with something that can be used against us. Just like children we are far too trusting/ lazy/ not tech savvy enough, to perform due diligence. We rely on the good intentions of strangers.
It is difficult and things change at such a pace that it’s impossible to keep up but giving admin rights on a computer to a child is just lazy because there is no earthly reason for a child to have admin rights (unless they are so skilled in IT that they are into software development).