An Arkansas mother who allegedly hacked into her 16-year-old son’s Facebook account, changed his password, and posted comments in his name has been charged with harassment.
After Denise New read on Facebook how her son had driven 95 mph after getting upset with a girl, she had enough. One day when her son forgot to log out from his Facebook account, she sat down at the computer, wrote several posts in his name and then changed the password so he would not be able to access his account.
According to The Associated Press, New said she did just what any parent would do if they were concerned about their child’s behavior. Her son, however, did not agree. In his handwritten complaint to prosecutors, he asked that his mother have no contact with him and wrote, “Denise first hacked my Facebook and changed my password. She also changed the password to my email so I could not change it. She posted things that involve slander and personal facts about my life.”
While New acknowledged changing the passwords to keep her son from getting access to his Facebook page, she denied hacking into the account because “He left it logged in on my computer. It’s not like I stole his laptop.”