In the recent webinar by Professor Andy Miah, participants focussed on the implications of technology in the parents-kids relations. In particular, a policy idea emerged.
The increasing possibilities of parental technological surveillance brings important ethical questions and the need to choose between conflictual values.
One can say that the technological surveillance begins even before the birth due to pre-natal testing and is only intesified after through the use of baby monitors and nanny cams, surveillance toys, GPS tracking devices and cell phones.
Is it parental responsibility or overprotection? What happens with all the surveillance data? What is greater good - childrens' privacy or their safety?
There is a need to legislate on the limits of children’s surveillance.