Teens and young adults are notorious for their stupidity—such is the process of growing up and gaining wisdom. But some things are just so stupid and dangerous that it just baffles others. Meet car surfing: a trend which has risen in the past few years. Yes, it is exactly what it sounds like. And yes, it is as stupid and dangerous as you’d think. 

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a-and-e-new-logoRunaway Squad, a television series on A&E dedicated to finding and bringing home runaway kids, recently aired an episode that focused on a case they solved with help from Brickhouse Security. The episode features Tayvela, the fifteen year-old daughter of a hardworking (but often not around) Haitian immigrant studying to be a nurse in the United States. When Tayvela went missing, her mother turned to Runaway Squad to find her teenager.

Retired NYPD officer and current Private Investigator Joe Mazzilli and his team used Brickhouse Security’s Cell Phone Spy to download essential information that led to a crucial break in the case. Using the Cell Phone Spy, they discovered Tayvela’s passwords to her email addresses and social networking sites and also pictures of her being exploited on the Internet. With Mazzilli’s expertise on the subject and the evidence they had, the investigators speculated that Tayvela had become part of a gang that was exploiting her to make money. Through more investigative work Mazzilli’s team was able to locate her in a Brooklyn brothel, and they were ultimately able to reunite her safely with her mother, almost nine months after she originally disappeared.

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sexting

A new slang term has recently been a hot topic of discussion. Sexting refers to sending explicit text messages or pictures of a sexual nature. Although many parents think their children wouldn’t engage in this activity, sexting has become a more and more common practice among teenagers. A practice which often leads to devastating consequences.

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