But today’s parents don’t have to do that. Technology now lets parents track nearly every move their teenagers make. Even beyond lurking on their kids’ Facebook pages and peeking at their text messages, parents can buy devices and subscribe to services that do the following:
- Track a teen’s location on a map at any given moment and alert parents when said teen crosses an agreed-upon “geo-fence.”
- Notify mom or dad when a teen posts something online that “you wouldn’t want your kids’ college recruiter finding.”
- Monitor seatbelt usage, speeding, and “harsh braking” by teen drivers, and block calls and texts when the car is in motion.