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Dad goes through my phone

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Is it normal for my dad to go through my phone


Hi there, thanks for your question!

Welcome to Ask Alex. You are wondering if it is normal for your dad to go through your phone. Absolutely, it’s completely understandable that you’re feeling uncertain about this and it’s brave of you to reach out and ask about this question.. Your feelings are valid, and it’s important to talk about them.

Feeling like your privacy is being invaded can be really unsettling, especially when it’s by someone as close as a parent. It’s normal to want some space to yourself, even in the digital world. Your phone is often like your personal diary, where you keep your thoughts, messages, and memories safe. When someone looks through it without your permission, it can feel like your personal space is being invaded.

It might be helpful to have an open and honest conversation with your dad about how you’re feeling. Sometimes, parents might go through their children’s phones because they’re worried about their safety or want to make sure they’re making good choices. But it’s essential for them to respect your boundaries and privacy too. Let your dad know how his actions make you feel, and try to find a compromise that works for both of you. You may find reading this article helpful This article is about keeping safe online, and it may offer you some ideas for when you are talking to your dad, or maybe you both could read it together

Remember, if you ever feel uncomfortable or need someone to talk to about this or anything else, you’re not alone. The Childline Team is here for you 24/7. You can reach out to us anytime, and we’ll listen to you without judgment and keep everything confidential. Whether it’s through a phone call (1800 66 66 66)  or Messenger (clicking on the purple Messenger circle on, we’re here to support you and help you explore your options. You deserve to feel safe and respected, and we’re here to help you achieve that.


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