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TeenSafe

TeenSafe

8/11/15

My 16 year old son is your average teen, smart with the phones, computers, a wise ass and sneaky as all hell, lol. So i told him that this service was for GPS on his phone for his protection, to know his whereabouts in case something happened. My hubby and i work all day, come home at 5pm. my son will promise he's here when he's really there with his best buddy who's 18 and already drives a car (god only knows where THERE is). plus he's dating a girl that i don't know and that could be trouble in itself. we talk to him about ALL and EVERY kind of danger there is, literally we talk often but not all at once about bullying, sex, sexting, alcohol, drugs, drug dealing, pregnancy, abortion, rape, shop lifting and any other crimes as well as driving carefully on the road while in his friend's car. I'm a paranoid mother and i'm a Christian as well so I throw in the bible verses too to try to keep him grounded. But of course, he's a typical teen boy that happens to have borderline ADHD so he lies and hides things from me. I wanted to see where he goes throughout the day and unfortunately this service does not give me specific and accurate details about the addresses. It was hard to get the appleid password from him to begin with but i did and then i did the whole icloud backup more than once but information still wouldn't come through with really updated information. I was able to see initially some texts between him and the girl and found out he went into her house for ten minutes without her parents there. Trouble!! From the texts messages I can tell the girl was even scared to talk about him coming to her house. So i took advantage of that scenario and a week later I talked to him casually about the girl and told him " if she's a decent girl, respect her and stay out of her panties and stay out of her house if no one is home." The look on his face said it all, he was surprised but played it off with an exasperated "YES, mom." I reiterated with "if her parents come home and find you there what would you do?" Then the kid changed the password and of course i can't get any updated information.Trust me even though i'm paranoid about his whereabouts I'm still not the type to read every single text message and i wasn't looking to get into his IG, FB, Kik, Twitter, etc..But having his contact list would have been good and once a month i would have checked to make sure he wasn't lying about his whereabouts or the girl. But this service lacks a lot. And for parents like myself that are not computer/phone savvy it's no good, it's exhausting trying to figure it all out even with instructions and help and i'm an intelligent person. I will rely on my faith and my talks with my son to try and keep him on track and hope it works out. This is after all a phase and my son is not a bad kid, he's never gotten in trouble with the law, he's just a curious teenager, but I rather deal with a little bit of my own angst than to not have my son safe at home at the end of the day, everything else I can eventually deal with.

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