‘I go through my teen’s phone – people troll me but I pay for it so I can do what I want’

A mum has come under fire for choosing to take her children’s phones off them at night to check them – she said it’s how she ‘manages her ship’ but others don’t see how it’s fair

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TikTok mum says it’s ‘no big deal’ looking through son’s phone

Wondering what your children are up to on their phones can be stressful for parents – but many will leave their teens to their own devices, trusting that they’ve taught them enough about online safety for the teens to put their advice into practice.

One mum, however, has admitted that she regularly checks her 15-year-old son’s phone – and she’s received backlash for her controversial decision.

Laura Muse, who posts on TikTok as @museparty, defended her decision in comments on her video, writing: “I pay for the phone and when you have nothing to hide because we can openly communicate about life it’s no big deal…sorry you don’t have that in your life.”







Laura Muse admitted she checks her son’s phone
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In the video, which has a soundtrack of Katy Perry’s hit song ‘This Is How We Do’, the mum can be seen standing with her son’s phone in her hand – with her son in the background, who is looking down at the phone as she lip syncs ‘it’s no big deal’ repeatedly.

Over the video, it reads: “Me every time I look through my teenager’s phone”, followed by some unimpressed and uncomfortable emojis, as she’s clearly trying to convince herself what she’s seeing is ‘no big deal’.

She admitted that she goes through her 17-year-old’s daughter’s phone as well – but claims it’s to prevent them from going on social media all night.

Speaking to the New York Post, she said: “I own their phones, I pay for the phones. I can go through them whenever I want.

“People might think it’s a sign of disrespect or an invasion of their privacy, but this is how I manage my ship.”

However, other TikTokers were not impressed with the move, and they called her out for being inappropriate.

One wrote: “Checking your kid’s phone is an invasion of privacy and shows you don’t trust them – they will never open up to you ever again.”

Another slammed the mum, writing: “I’ve never gone through their phones. They’ve never given me a reason to.”

One teen admitted that they ‘delete half the stuff on my phone when my mum looks through it’.

Someone backed the mum, however, commenting: “My daughter had to turn her phone in every night at bedtime and yes I looked at it. It’s for their protection.”

Would you check your teen’s phone? Let us know in the comments below.

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