Help Mom: How can I get into my 15 y/o son's email/sms?
05-01-09 12:25 AM
- I gave my 15 year-old son a Bold because that way we all can be connected through blackberry...but now I think he has some bad friends and I'm afraid he's getting in trouble...the problem is that now I can't get to his emails (because I don't know the password), I know BB is impossible to corrupt in order to see his text messages...and also he's in Skype countless hours and I don't know who is he speaking with....and I have no idea if there is any way I can get into any of these, before it is too late for him....any help I appreciate it, I'm obviously kind of desperate...
Mais04-28-09 11:58 AM
- The worst thing that can happen in a parent/child relationship is when the child starts thinking they are the equal.
You're the authority figure, take it.. if they complain, ground them. If that doesn't work, make them eat their vegetables, clean the house, take the trash out, mow the lawn, pull weeds.. something they hate. Think about when you were a kid, then just come up with some ideas.04-28-09 12:02 PM
- I know what these phones are capable of and what I have access to. Because of that, if my child blocked my access, Id break a foot off in his/her @ss and take it away. Good thing maybe I dont have kids.
Then again, its not like they cant delete things before coming home.
Haha....good one (I was thinking the same thing, not really.....but really).04-28-09 12:09 PM
- Everyone has made very valid points. I am a father of four and am far from the perfect dad. We do not have a land line, but we have 3 cell lines. The kids use the 3rd line to talk and text to friends. Ages range from 3 to 10 so I don't quite yet have the worries other parents have. I would say however that you do need to talk to your son about what he does with his bb or on a pc for that matter. Sorry to tell you mom but you are never going to always know what a teenager is upto. Set up some rules and stick to them mom, but let the boy have some privacy. You don't make him shower with the door open do you??? He's a teen, show him some respect but DEMAND he show some back. Otherwise sell the bb and get him the oldest, largest, funkiest, most featureless cell phone you can find so you can keep in touch.
Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com04-28-09 12:43 PM
- Ouch, thread turn.
Anyway, Mais... I'm not going to tell you how to run your family, if you think the right thing to do is sneaking behind his back to invade in his life, that's fine. Just don't be surprised when he sneaks behind your back to hide it from you. Don't get mad either, because as the parent you're teaching him that it's ok to do that.
No there is not really a way to get into his bb if he deosn't want you to. That's why it's the only phone that's cia certified.
Last edited by cybercam; 04-28-09 at 12:49 PM.04-28-09 12:44 PM
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- 04-28-09 01:17 PM
- I would also say that, even though we need to make sure our kids are safe at all times, it may not be as bad as you think. He is a teen after all and might be that he has himself a girlfriend, in which case there isnt any chance he'd want you to see their conversations... It may suit you both better if you treat him as a growing young adult and sit him down and straighten this out by talking.
If that fails, whoop his ***, take the BB away and ground him without any privelidges
also a great point, especially since there've been no follow up posts.....either way, hopefully the point sinks home....04-28-09 01:26 PM
- You are the parent, You make the rules! Take that freaking phone away!!
IMO I would have never given a 15 year old a BOLD let alone any kinda of BB! IF I ever have kids and they want a call phone the only thing that phone will do is make phone calls and SMS. no camera, no internet and no MMS. pfffft yea right!04-28-09 02:00 PM
- Throw him and his friends a kegger, be a cool mom for a change. Stop harrassing him and take him to Mexico or something. Wait, no they have Swine Flu, go to Vegas and get him a nice ********. That's what I wish my parents would have done instead of taking us to Disney World.04-28-09 02:01 PM
- If the op is a mom she needs to get a grip and not let her kid run her life.
That being said if the op is real I will have to go get my gut instinct checked out.
MY first idea was someone that wants to crack berrys for not kosher reasons.
Solution ... If you are real mom... Go get him a tracphone prepaid min $20 phone , no bells month whistles.
And then go get some parenting classes or family counciling.
CALL ME AN A55h0le but I'm thinking this thread is not going do anyone any good.
Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com04-28-09 02:01 PM
- Forwarding Rule for E-mails, anyone?
Not a whole lot can be done for SMS other than restricting them through your Carrier, but emails are free game if you're the one who got him the BIS Account.
At work I have the ability and tools available to do exactly that, so even if your Carrier doesn't know how, or tells you it's impossible, tell them to transfer you to RIM. RIM is the final word on what can/can't be done on all BlackBerry Devices.04-28-09 02:14 PM
- Honestly, I know I'm only going to be saying what everyone else has said but when I was even 19 and lived with my parents they had access to my call logs (from monthly statements), my computer, and my phone. You have to have an open line of communication with your children. Trying to gain access to their computer or phone without them knowing would just make things worse.04-28-09 04:00 PM
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