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A CANADIAN court has lifted a 12-year-old girl's grounding, overturning her father's punishment for disobeying his orders to stay off the internet.
The girl had taken her father to Quebec Superior Court after he refused to allow her to go on a school trip for chatting on websites he tried to block, and then posting "inappropriate" pictures of herself online using a friend's computer.
Originally posted by maria_stardust
Talk about throwing out the baby with the bathwater! This goes beyond absurd. Obviously, this kid needs more than a grounding. Cut off her cell phone, do away with her allowance, no dessert and lights out by 7pm.
Sounds like princess needs a reality check!
Originally posted by jasonjnelson
There HAS to be more to this than meets the eye. Parents have to give permission to go on trips to release liability to the schools. How does the court get around this?
Is it okay to just be Flabbergasted?
Originally posted by jackinthebox
Now that I've gotten that out of the way, I think teens, boys especially, should be able to browse a little internet porn if they feel the need.
After discovering that, the father told his daughter she couldn’t go on the three-day school trip. According to Beaudoin, the daughter “slammed the door” and went to live with her mother, who was willing to let her take the trip.
However, the school wouldn’t allow the girl to go unless both parents consented or she obtained a court order. That prompted the girl, with her mother’s support, to take legal action against her father, culminating in Friday’s ruling.
According to Beaudoin, Tessier found that denying the trip was unduly severe punishment. The fact that the girl is now living with her mother also factored into the judge’s ruling, she said.
The father, who is appealing the decision, was “devastated” by the ruling, Beaudoin said. He is refusing to take his daughter back “because he has no authority over her.”