The boys have spent the last two weeks with your parents, back in your own home town. They had a number of things planned. Among the things you had planned for while they were gone was a bit of work on their rooms. They needed to have the carpets cleaned, the walls painted, and honestly, Thomas has been begging to get rid of some of the 'little kid' furniture in his room for a while.
One definite thing about Thomas is that he's a computer nerd.
While you were upgrading his room, you decided to give him a real treat, by updating his memory and adding some software for which he'd been asking.
When the work is finished, and you have the computer set up at his new desk, you go to upgrade the software, only to realize that he's made some changes of his own. It requires the administrator's password to install software, but you realize that Thomas has somehow obtained your password, made himself an administrator, and used it to remove the Net Nanny software you installed, so he can access any web sites. He's also changed the settings so his browser doesn't retain his browsing history.
You don't know how Thomas could have obtained your password, but you do know that he violated every rule of computer use the two of you had agreed on when you let him have the computer.
Thomas is going to be starting seventh grade next month. You have never spanked Thomas with anything but your hand, but you were in seventh grade when you received your own taste of the belt. Is it time for Thomas to have his first taste of leather? Is there a better way to handle it? Does the fact that he still has a week at your parents before you bring him home effect your decision?