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Parents Turn to High Tech Devices for Tracking Teens

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Parents Turn to High Tech Devices for Tracking Teens

Parents Turn to High Tech Devices for Tracking Teens

Parents Turn to High Tech Devices for Tracking Teens

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From breathalyzers at the prom and GPS trackers in the car, worried adults are working hard to find out what teenage kids are doing. And now, proposed legislation would allow parents to tap their teenagers' phone calls. We discuss the benefits — and drawbacks — of snooping on teens.

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