As parents we have a responsibility to keep our kids as safe as possible from the outside world and especially from themselves. I remember as a teen in the early 90?s that if you had a beeper it was a big deal. Parents started buying beepers to keep track of where their kids were at all times and could get a hold of them much easier. The best spy monitoring sms tracker was not even a thought back then.
The problem was that when you were paged, you would have to stop to find a payphone and if you were on the highway stuck in traffic, it could be pretty frustrating. Even better when you finally found the pay phone, it did not work properly because it had either been trashed by the guy arguing with his girlfriend or the local punk kids thought they could get to the coins inside.
A few years later the internet came along and let me tell you it was great. I mean here I am sitting down in front of this 12 inch screen and can talk with people all over the world. I must of spent 8 or more hours a day in front of the computer. The problem was that parents had no idea about the dangers of the internet.
Chat rooms were the main thing back then and it never crossed your mind that the kid you were talking to could of been a child predator. You would talk about everything like I am home alone now and my parents went out for the night. You would give out all kinds of information to people you just met online.