A study by National Family Week revealed an average parent sends up to 600 texts per year to keep track of their kids, said a report on Tech Watch.

The amount of technological guidance used by parents to keep a check on their children has reportedly increased. Parents in the modern society tend to opt for technological guidance through cell phones and Facebook to stay in touch with them.

The research also claimed that more than 300 e-mails are exchanged a year apart from posting comments on Facebook walls. One in five parents, interviewed during the experiment, said technology is the best option to know about their child’s whereabouts.

About 40 per cent parents said the best way to reach out to their child when the family is organizing a reunion or in any emergency, is by taking help of any of these technological aids.

However, about three-quarters of the population polled said a modern family has suffered due to the technological advancement in the communication sector.