Seriously? Monitoring bathing? Put away the jump to conclusions mat and exaggerations.
My guess is that you don't have kids. Correct? If I am correct in this, you really have no dog in this fight and you should bow out of the conversation...
1. My kids' names are not on the title or deed to our house. If anything happens there that endangers another kid, I/we are liable for that. You must not understand the litigious nature of today's society. We have an alarm system and when our kids get to the teenager years, I can promise you that a couple of cams will be added.
2. We are talking about a FIFTEEN year old. A girl, at that. Sorry, but that needs to be pointed out. If my daughter (6 going on 19) were a future Rhodes Finalist, I would not leave her alone at home for a weekend!
The only way that I would leave my kid behind would be if she is staying at a friend's house and I would have to know their parents VERY well. Like best friends well. Even then, that is asking a lot from someone that isn't family.
haha. You think that was me exaggerating? That was me accusing someone else of exaggerating (to a ridiculous degree). There's a difference. I never advocated leaving a 15-year old home alone for a week, and I'm not sure if anyone has, but you can keep attacking a straw man if you like.
I'm also not sure why you think the claim "people under 18 are entitled to some degree of privacy" shows a lack of understanding of litigation.