A DMK Production
This is Alex, he is your thirteen year-old son.
This is Alex's best friend and your next door neighbor, thirteen year-old Logan.
You use spanking with Alex but, as he has entered his teen years, you have also introduced restrictive punishments. You also know that Logan's parents are basically in line with you about their son's punishments.
During a recent parent-teacher conference you learned that Alex had close to failing grades in three of his classes. Alex is bright and has always done well in school and so you did ask the teachers where the problem seemed to be coming from. In all three cases you were told that Alex was simply not doing any of the assignments and, if he would do the work, he could turn it in for reduced credit but it would raise his grade significantly.
You came home and asked Alex about it since he had been telling you all of his homework was done or that he didn't have any homework. After some discussion, Alex finally admitted to lying about his school work so that he could play on his computer, phone, or video games. You decided a logical consequence would work better than a spanking. Alex was restricted from ALL screens (TV, video games, handheld games, computer and smart phone) with the exception of computer use needed for school assignments that would be supervised. You took Alex's phone and replaced it with a flip phone that could only make and receive calls to and from parents and emergency services. The restriction would be in place until all make up assignments were done and current work was being done on a timely basis but with a minimum loss of screens for at least two weeks.
Alex was devastated when you handed down the punishment and begin crying and begging you to spank him or do something else but you stood firm. Alex eventually stormed off to his room in tears slamming the door behind him.
That was four days ago. Things have been tense and Alex has been moody but he is making progress on his assignments. You happen to be checking your social media sites and come across a post from Alex dated yesterday at around noon. You check some of Alex's sites (you required him to give you the passwords) and find activity there as well; all around mid-day. You call Alex to you and ask how that was possible.
Alex puts on his best attitude and rolls his eyes at you and says, "Logan has been letting me use his phone *during lunch at school. You just said I couldn't use my screens you didn't say I couldn't use his."
What happens to Alex?
Your neighbor's son, Alex, is under a screen use restriction due to some school work issues. You know about this because your son, Logan, has told you about it.
You get a call from your good friend and neighbor, Alex's parent, who just wanted to let you know that Logan had been letting Alex use his smart phone *during school lunch period.
Do you do anything about this?
*Students are permitted to have phones at this school but can only use them during passing periods and lunch.