Our expert says:
This is a fine line between his right to privacy and your rights as a parent to protect him.
It sounds like your instincts are giving you cause for concern and that should not be ignored.
Along with privacy comes responsibility - he needs to tell you or show you what is on the phone and if he refuses you have to decide under what conditions he can continue to have a cellphone - without passwords, or perhaps no cellphone at all if he cannot demonstrate he can be trusted.
It may well be things that he would be embarrassed about you seeing, so tread gently at first letting him know you dont want to invade his privacy but his cagey bevaiour is making you concerned.
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