Mobile phones can be very useful in protecting children. In Columbus Ohio, a 13 year old stayed home from school because she was sick.
She heard intruders break into her home. The teen hid in her bed and text messaged her mother about the intruders who were ransacking the house. The mother called 911 and raced home. When the mother got home, she rammed her vehicle in the robber’s vehicle parked in the driveway. Police arrived and arrested the criminals.
The use of text message was particularly helpful since the teen had to remain quiet while the intruders were in the house. You can read more about this story at Teen Hides Under Covers and Foils Burglary with Text Message.