Should teenagers have internet access in their bedrooms?

Joanne Moorhead writes in the Guardian about the challenges of bringing up daughters.

She talks about the reaction she got when she raised the suggestion that “no teenage girl should have a TV in her bedroom, and that all mobile phones should be charged in the kitchen overnight, so they are out of reach and no late-night texting or tweeting can go on”, with her 14 year old daughter.

Joanne decided that good parenting was more important than banning access to phones and the internet and quotes psychologist and author Steve Biddulph; who believes parents can influence what children do and how they react to things around them by being a role model for them and explaining their values to them.

So children having internet access in their bedrooms will  no doubt continue to be a topic for debate but whatever parents decided the need to educate children about e-Safety remains paramount.