Reports have emerged of Sydney parents hiring private investigators in order to keep tabs on the movements of their children.
Chief reasoning for engaging a private investigator appears to stem from concern of drug taking and mixing with a 'bad crowd', with parents from the North Shore and Sydney's east hiring professionals to learn more about their children's behaviour.
Owner of Lipstick Investigations spoke with the Hit newsroom, and said it's a case of parents wanting more knowledge in the age of the smartphone.
"We provide our evidence to the parents and that's normally about it for us," Mr King said.
"We don't get involved in the next step - the family will do their own thing and decide whether to even bring it up. Sometimes it's just knowledge."