A couple of weeks ago, Nora wrote about Teensurance, a service that lets you monitor teen drivers. Teensurance will send you an email when your teen drives outside a specified zone, or over a set speed limit.
We reached out to parenting expert Barbara Coloroso to get her take on the trend of parents monitoring children. Teensurance is just one of several techie ways you can track your kid. There are jackets with GPS lining, or devices that let you monitor your child's online activities in real time.
A shorter version of Barbara's interview will air on tomorrow's show, but here's a meatier version, in case you want a sneak peek (download the MP3).
At about 6:10 minutes into the interview Barbara gives some interesting insights on how tracking teens ties into the larger social trend of the "Surveillance Society." Are kids learning how not to get caught, instead of learning right from wrong? Where's the moral compass? Post your comments below.
(Barbara also talks briefly about cyber bullying. You can get her handout on talking to your kids about Net Neighborhoods here.)