Hey kids, that sext you just sent could go straight to your mom! It's currently illegal for parents to access their kids' text-message transcripts from cell phone companies without a court order, even if parents pay the bills. But Rich Crandall, an Arizona state senator and father of seven, thinks that's outrageous -- let alone dangerous in an age of bullying and sexual sickos.
He has proposed a state law requiring cellphone companies to give parents' access to their kids' text messages. The bill has made it through the state's Senate Judiciary Committee, but wireless industry reps say this would be "a logistical nightmare to implement." Maybe Crandall should just follow Dr. Phil's advice and activate My Mobile Watchdog.