By Bruce Hagevik, NewsRadio 830 WCCO

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Some say it’s the ultimate device for “helicopter parents,” but others say it’s a matter of safety.

Minneapolis based Eye Phone Group has come out with a phone app that allows parents to track where their teenager is driving and at what speed.

Eye Phone Group president Nathan Ooley says the app will immediately tell a parent if their child is speeding. Parents can also tell if their child has gone outside a pre-determined boundary while behind the wheel.

But the idea is not well received by all teenagers.

“Well I don’t think parents should be allowed to do all that to figure out exactly where their kids are. They should be able to trust their own kid,” said a student at Minneapolis South High School.

Other teenagers agreed that trust is a critical issue between parent and child, but some agreed it may be useful in some situations.

It’s unclear if the app will be widely used. It’s called SIPS which stands for “Safety Information Protection System.”

Teens at Minneapolis South High School speak On Phone App

Comments (8)
  1. Kat says:

    i think that is good cuz then if they are wondering where you are then they know

  2. Wallace Johnson says:

    its bad for iphone to track u but alright to track your kids what about privacy

  3. Victim Du Jour says:

    All you have to do is use the call forwarding feature and Leave the phone at a friends house.

    They have spoof software that will display any phone number you want on caller ID

    Kids will always outsmart parents.

  4. Priviledges says:

    Kids (under 18) earn their privacy and trust. I think its a great app for parents who have that black sheep that keeps disappearing and breaking the rules.

  5. Laura says:

    No, its based on their GPS location, not their phone number.

  6. Victim Du Jour says:

    All kids will do is leave their cell phones at home.

    People who use GPS to track every move their kids make are wierdos. And I bet they have strange number 2 bathroom habits too.

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