A front page article in The New York Times today takes a look at how some parents are monitoring their kids technology. Even for techno-phobic parents, monitoring their kids texting or online activities is not difficult due to a wide array of tools available to help turn anyone into a modern day tech-spy.
“A smartphone application alerts Dad if his son is texting while driving. An online service helps parents keep tabs on every chat, post and photo that floats across their children’s Facebook pages. And another scans the Web in case a child decides to try a new social network that the grown-ups have not even heard of yet.”
According to the article, research has found that two-thirds of parents check their children’t digital footprints and that this monitoring often leads to friction between parents and child.
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the original article from The New York Times , written by Somini Sengupta