Dad punishes daughter for posting naughty internet pics

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  1. ayabe

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    OTTAWA (AFP) ? 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, his lawyer said Wednesday.

    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.

    The father's lawyer Kim Beaudoin said the disciplinary measures were for the girl's "own protection" and is appealing the ruling.

    "She's a child," Beaudoin told AFP. "At her age, children test their limits and it's up to their parents to set boundaries."

    "I started an appeal of the decision today to reestablish parental authority, and to ensure that this case doesn't set a precedent," she said. Otherwise, said Beaudoin, "parents are going to be walking on egg shells from now on."

    "I think most children respect their parents and would never go so far as to take them to court, but it's clear that some would and we have to ask ourselves how far this will go."

    According to court documents, the girl's Internet transgression was just the latest in a string of broken house rules. Even so, Justice Suzanne Tessier found her punishment too severe.

    Beaudoin noted the girl used a court-appointed lawyer in her parents' 10-year custody dispute to launch her landmark case against dear old dad.
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    What the hell is going on in Canada? This judge should be disbarred unless there are some serious laws against punishing your children in the great white north.
     
  2. Xavier434

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    This is just weird. I'm surprised the case wasn't thrown out.
     
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    Is the child government property? Seems to be the only reason they?d have jurisdiction.
     
  5. Atreus21

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    It's like I say.

    Sometimes, a person just needs their ass kicked.
     
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    There must be a LOT more to this story because, at face value, this ruling just doesn't make any fucking sense.
     
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    Or just another far-left nutjob kook judge looking for headlines. Happens all the time here in the USA.
     
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    Canadians are almost being more pathetic and laughable than the Brits. And that's saying a lot.
     
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    How can a court claim jurisdiction over whether a 12 year gets grounded or not?
     
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    fixed.
     
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    Judging by your sig, you sound hopeful about overturning those two weeks.:)
     
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    Maybe the judge just likes kiddie porn?
     
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    Qft
     
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    Canadian courts have jurisdiction to judge the severity household punishments? What...the..*?!? :confused:
     
  16. jackschmittusa

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    Had this happened to me when my kids lived at home, I'd have told the judge to keep the kid. If I wasn't allowed to try to control the kid's behavior, I didn't need her. Guess I'm old school with my "my house, my rules, punishment as I see fit" attitude.
     
  17. Vic

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    Okay, that makes more sense. This is apparently a custody dispute.

    You gotta wonder how often the media distorts things with half-truths like this. More often than not IMO.
     
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    :laugh:
     
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    Any examples you can provide?

     
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    Go Canada, Go.....This is very stupid and sad, but then I dont care because it concerns
    Canada......
     
  21. jackschmittusa

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    Grunt03

    Actually, I would say it concerns people.

    Too many people in the world only care about their own group, however they define it.
     
  22. MovingTarget

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    That is actually what the father is doing now. He has full custody, but the daughter went to live with her mother when she was "grounded". The 2nd article in the OT thread states that the father was devastated by the ruling, and now he's refusing to take her back because "he has no authority over her".

    Sounds to me like we have two mudslinging parents willing to do anything to discredit the other and a brat of a daughter willing to take advantage of the situaiton. Looks like ultimately the apple will not fall far from the tree.
     
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    Best post in this thead! :laugh:
     
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    Since when is elementary school a significant rite of passage?
     
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    Well of course they should, give me a break. Some parents seem to think abuse is "punishment", are you suggesting you're in favor of parents being able to do whatever they want to their kids? Since I imagine that's not the case, who but the courts WOULD have jurisdiction?

    That said, this case is ridiculous. Clearly a line has to be drawn as to when the courts will step in, and this case is WAY over that line.