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Good afternoon. No, it is not. If you want to ground the 17 year old and take away privileges and doing certain things, you have a right to do so. As long as you are providing, food, water, shelter and meeting their basic needs, you can ground them as a result of your behavior. There is no law that requires you to allow them to watch tv, go on the internet , socialize with friends or anything of that nature. If you want to ground them for two weeks and take away those privileges, you can do so. As long as they are not being harmed or neglected, there is nothing illegal about this.
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