About a year ago tech users saw a huge spike in the number of parents who were tracking their teens via different smartphone apps.
Today, parents can take their tracking initiatives a few steps further by keeping tabs of their teens through a GPS ankle bracelet. Yes, like the ankle monitors that are worn by people on house arrest.
Tampa Bay Monitoring is the company behind this operation and according to its owner gets dozens of new clients weekly. Most of the clients he receives are parents desperate to get their teens in line. Issues like doing drugs, running away or skipping schools are all apart of why parents are turning to the location monitoring device.
Parents can keep track of their teens for a pretty low cost of $8 to $10 a day. And if your teen thinks about trying to get the device off themselves well, the device will alert not only the parents but also the company that the device is being tampered with.
That's some high-tech business, right there.