Parent spying tips from a Senator
The latest advice on how to check up on your kids comes from a New York State Senator who posted a video on YouTube instructing parents in how to search their own houses for drugs or guns. That’s something the Senator does regularly, he says.
Senator Eric Adams tells CBS News he inspects his son’s room and belongings because that’s the “only way to guard against drugs and guns.”
“The first amendment does not apply to the right of parents to go through their homes to remove contraband or any other unsafe items,” he says.
The video features the former New York City cop showing how to check for items like drugs or guns that may be hidden in the home. Looking in backpacks is obvious. He says you also need to check bookshelves and even look inside the books.
“Look through it to see what exactly is your child carrying in addition to a book, something as simple as a crack pipe,” he says.
The video is not designed to teach parents “how to spy” on their kids. It’s really about showing them how to protect their homes and families, Adams says. His advice on inspecting a room begins about 2 minutes into the video below:
Parents – what’s your policy on snooping around your kids’ rooms, or flat out spying on them?
Senator Adams is also behind a few other interesting videos including “Stop the Sag” which urges kids not to wear saggy pants. The origin of that style comes from prison culture, he says, and young people should not promote it.