Growing up, I would have been mortified if my parents had read my diary where I divulged crushes and friendship woes. It was my personal way to journal the experiences.

Nowadays, many parents spy without having to sneak under beds or between mattresses. Since kids are online more than ever, moms and dads can download spyware to see what their offspring have been doing. To learn more about the technology trend,


While some parents are fans of keeping tabs of their munchkins in this manner, it seems a tad voyeuristic and intrusive. On the other hand, I've seen Chris Hanson confront perverts stalking youngsters via the Internet on Dateline: To Catch a Predator.

Luckily, my babe is only capable of slamming the keyboard at this point. But ten years from now, I don't know what I'd do.

Would you ever use spy software to peep into your kid's private life?