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Spanish teen takes mum to court for confiscating his mobile phone

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Spanish teen takes mum to court for confiscating his mobile phone
The mother took away her son's phone to remove distractions. Stock photo: Xalanx/Depositphotos
11:05 CET+01:00
A 15-year-old in southern Spain denounced his mother for “mistreatment” after she confiscated his mobile phone in an attempt to make him study.

But a judge who heard the case at Court Number 1 in Almeria, came down firmly on the side of the mother declaring that “evidently” she was “well within her rights” and took “the correct action” as a responsible parent.

“She would not be a responsible mother if she allowed her son to be distracted by the mobile phone and fail to study,” said the court ruling from magistrate Luis Columna as seen by Europa Press.

He even went on to say that such an action was almost required by law. “Among the duties required to be undertaken by a parent, as outlined in the Civil Code, is that of being responsible for the education of one's children, which is exactly what the accused did in this case, without taking it to unnecessary extremes”.

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