This is a story about the school of my female coworker’s daughter. She is a student of a Catholic senior high school. The school is well known as a good quality school that implements high discipline to their students. And it was one of favourite schools in my city.
But this Saturday she was invited to a meeting of teachers and parents. The meeting is about how to handle the deviant usage of internet by the students. The principal said that the students often use internet to browse adultery and porn sites. He suggested the parents to check their child’s computer daily to track what sites they have been visiting. He even explained the detail to do it. Begin with turn on the computer until using the tool of the internet browser to track it.
But the parents argued with him and said that they only met their children in a few hours a day. Beside they still have their own activities. Their children even spend more time at school than at home every Monday until Saturday. Then, how the solution about this topic ? It seems that both sides didn’t make an agreement. She said that she had enough of the lectures of her daughter’s teachers. Some of the teachers are seminarians and priests.
Yes, indeed. Internet seems to look alike a double-edged sword. It can be used for good and bad purposes. It depends on the users themselves. And send our children at a good quality school also doesn’t guarantee that our children can become a person with a good morality.
Proverbs 22:6 Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.
Ephesians 6:4 Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.