Symbian Spy Applications: Is It Ok to Read the Text Messages of My Daughter?

I love my daughter more than anything in the world. I love her more than my own life. She’s my reason to be from the moment she was born. And when her father decided to go live elsewhere, I knew that she would need me to become a father as well as a mother for her. I have tried, and it hasn’t been easy. I have failed sometimes, but I am human and I can’t be with her at all times.

So, when I heard about Symbian spy applications, I was of course both tempted and thrown into a dilemma. I wanted to protect her, but at the same time, I was worried that by using a Symbian spy application I would be invading her privacy.
This dilemma lasted for a bit, until she became a teenager. Oh boy, I wasn’t prepared for that at all. She became rebellious, hard to deal with, rude, and disobedient. Although I could understand all that, what really worried me is that she cut off communications with me. She didn’t talk to me about the things that mattered for her anymore, like her fears and passions. Our conversations became dull and boring, and they seemed to be a burden to her.
It was then when I seriously started to consider using a Symbian spy application on her phone. Still, I was worried if she had a right to privacy on her phone. However, one day she came and she asked me to buy her a new phone because her old one wasn’t “cool” enough.
That did it. I realized it was MY phone, since I was paying for it. She could have phone privacy when she could pay for her own phone. So, I just smiled and agreed to it (which surprised her) and gave her a phone with a Symbian spy application on it.
The price of the Symbian spy application was worth it. I don’t need to have heavy arguments with her in order to know what’s going on with her life. And now I know what hints to give in order to get her to open to me. For example, if I see in her texts that she’s worried because a friend of hers got pregnant, then I “casually” mention that when I was in high school, one of my friends got pregnant.
So, the software has been really useful, and I will keep it activated until she is able to pay for her own phone calls.