Mentoring instead of monitoring

Many parents use apps to monitor their kids. From Life360 that tracks their location, to Nest cameras in the baby’s room and apps that log every text message, there is a lot of enthusiasm for the surveillance of children. It’s an understandable reaction to genuine fears and anxieties, but there are alternatives.

Devorah Heitner argues that we don’t need parenting apps that monitor kids, we need to mentor empathy: