There's a new phone service that could be a parent's dream! Mom/Dad will soon be able to read their children's text messages, control who they speak to and turn their phones on or off – no matter where they are.

Mobile company Bemilo has created the service, which will run on the Vodafone network. It will rollout in the UK, but no word on the states.

The director of privacy group Big Brother Watch isn't impressed:

‘Giving parents the tools to control what their kids can do with smartphones is a good thing, but this is a step too far. If there are problems with what young people are using their phones for the way to fix them is not to have parents spying.'