is it okay if someone else reads you messages in your phone?

@lady1993 (17522)
Philippines
January 3, 2013 9:48pm CST
My mom does it on a daily basis.. Sometimes he even gets to read messages that i have not read yet.. At first i was not happy about it, but i can't really do anything about it..so i just got used to it- i don't have anything to hide anyway.. But isn't it a bad habit to read other people's messages?
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@May2k8 (4023)
• Indonesia
4 Jan 13
Sometimes, my mother read my message but it's not something I should worry about. I also ever read her message, it because her cannot read a small letter. I think it was bad when they read the important messages contained in the phone.
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@lady1993 (17522)
• Philippines
4 Jan 13
I rarely have any important messages in my phone, so i do not worry about her reading messages in my phone.. What i do worry about is when i do start having those ind of messages, and would she still be reading them before i get the chance to.
@sriroshan (2586)
• India
4 Jan 13
No reading messages from other mobile I will it is bad habit To tell you frankly I am also the mom but I never read the messages that comes on my son mobile. I have the faith on my son and I knew he may be receiving some messages fro his friend. I told him once see that you respond back to good messages and never involved in sending or replying dirty or adult message, since this your time to concentrate on your studies.
@lady1993 (17522)
• Philippines
5 Jan 13
I don't really know when she started reading messages from my phone, but i think she didn't want me to find out before.. kind of sneaky.. but i caught her. I do not do it to others though, unless they are really close to me and usually their messages just contain funny messages passed to everyone.
@MizzLadyB08 (1175)
• United States
4 Jan 13
First off, how old are you and second is there a reason your mom wants to read your messages. My daughter is 12 years old and I read her message so that I can see what she and her friends are doing and if it is something I do not like I let her know. In all honesty if you are grown I do not understand why your mom reads our messages. To answer your question, it is not okay for someone else to read your messages unless you want them to. I do not let anyone read my messages because I am 33 years old and no one needs to be reading mine.
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@lady1993 (17522)
• Philippines
4 Jan 13
i am already in college.. i guess it is just my mom is kind of curious all the time, so she reads my messages and also my dad's.. We don't even react anymore or else she might get angry.. I do get annoyed when she doesn't let me read her messages..
@AdalieM (1135)
• United States
5 Jan 13
From what I gathered from the other responses, you are not a kid or under the age of 14, so your mother has no business reading your text messages. I know our parents worry about us, but they need to let us grow and breath. Even if you were a teen, your parents have some rights over you and they need to know what you are up to, but since you are not---have you ever thought about telling your mother to stop checking your messages and how you feel about it? And nope, nobody checks my text messages but me.
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@celticeagle (118255)
• Boise, Idaho
4 Jan 13
I find it rude. She either trusts you or she doesn't. Or she is trying to live through you with is a psychological no no.
@lady1993 (17522)
• Philippines
5 Jan 13
I guess my om does have a bit of trust issues.. She says she trusts no one completely but herself. I think she just doesn't want any secrets be kept from her, since i am rarely at home, i am usually in school. She does trust me enough to let me go some places with my friends.
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@celticeagle (118255)
• Boise, Idaho
5 Jan 13
It is good that she does trust you to some degree.
@lady1993 (17522)
• Philippines
12 Jan 13
Yes, i can really appreciate it since some of my friends have very strict parents that won't even let them go to places unless it is really needed... And they constantly contact them, almost ever hour.
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@dandan07 (1908)
• China
4 Jan 13
My mother has never checked my phone. But once in college, one of my roommates had checked my messages when I was not in the dormitory.I have nothing to hide, but I do not like other people check my privacy. For that, I quarreled with my roommate and kicked her out of my friend list. Though sometimes it will make you lose some chances without enough message, it is not right to get information in that way.
@lady1993 (17522)
• Philippines
5 Jan 13
Oh, when it comes ot other people, though, non family members i would definitely mind.. especially if they are not asking for my permission at all. Why would they even want to know what's in my messages when they are not even related to me?
• United States
4 Jan 13
I am assuming your not at the age where you are responsible for yourself. I can see why she would read your phone. I am 43 my mother would not read my phone.
@lady1993 (17522)
• Philippines
4 Jan 13
Not really.. I am not an adult yet, but still... other people would never let anyone else see their cell phone messages, even people younger than i am. I hope she won't read it until i am that age though.. and that it won't become a habit..