Denise New says she gained access to her son's Facebook page after he forgot to log off while using her computer. New says she became upset after learning her son had driven to Hot Springs and driven 95 mph on the way home because he was not happy with a girl.
READ MORE INTERNET PRIVACY LEGAL NEWS
The teen lives with his grandmother, who reportedly has custodial rights.
Prosecutors approved harassment charges against the teen's mom, who says that if the suit against her is successful, parents will lose their ability to keep their children in line.
"You're within your legal rights to monitor your child and to have a conversation with your child on Facebook whether it's his account, or your account or whoever's account," New said in an 4/07/10 interview with KATV.
Not all details of the case have been released, as it involves a minor. However, prosecutors said the mother's actions fell under the legal definition of harassment.
"I think this could be a precedent-setting moment for parents," New said.