Parents today are more likely to hire private investigators or monitor their children using software, phone surveillance, or drug testing than ever before. But does this type of monitoring prevent children from engaging in questionable activities? PInow.com reports that it may not have the desired effect. “Geoff Munro, director of the Australian Drug Foundation has spoken out against the surveillance practices. He notes that hiring PIs or doing one’s own sleuthing destroys trust.” Mr. Munro believes it would be more effective for concerned parents to talk to their children about the issues facing kids today. Private investigation should be a “last resort” for monitoring children and potentially destroying family trust. For information about Dallas Private Investigations contact The Wolfe Group today.

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