We continue to see teenagers making bad decisions when using their iPods. Many parents are surprised to find their children turning their iPod into a texting instrument by downloading some free application available today like “Text Free”, “Text Plus”, “Text Now”.
In circumstances where teens have lost their cell phone privileges, or simply are not allowed to have a cell phone, they may be downloading free texting applications on their iPod turning it into a texting instrument, unbeknownst to their parents.
Often teens with have cell phones are downloading these free texting applications in an effort to hide the content of the text messages they are sending.
We have found many parents who are vigilant in checking their teens’ cell phone messages, but who had no idea that their teens were text messaging from these free applications. Most parents know nothing about the function of these free sites.
We suggest just not checking messages and mail on your teenager’s phone, but all applications. There are new applications coming out everyday. Our teenagers find them and use them before we even know they exist.