Called iCurfew, it’s aimed at getting teens and parents collaborating. “This app builds trust,” writes Vanessa Van Petten of RadicalParenting.com. “iCurfew is an easy way for kids and parents to check-in with each other remotely.” With this 99-cent app, the young person sends a link to a Google Map showing his or her current location to the parent’s email address. “Kids can add their own message on pick up time, change of plans, etc.” Any software that promotes parent-child communication is software that runs compatibly with the most important filter there is: the one that runs in kids’ heads!
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