Ugh, this drives me absolutely nuts. A story was put out by the Christian Science Monitor and has been picked up by several mainstream outlets, including USA Today. The story focuses on the growing number of college campuses that feature webcams so Mom and Dad can check-in to see if their "young adult" children are tucking in their shirts and combed their hair. Are you kidding me? So of course, every time Mom clicks on the webcam link on the school's site, she calls her kid's cell phone to see if they are near the camera. You wonder why Gen Yers get a bad rap sometimes for being over reliant on their parents. We've been saying this for a while: it's a two way street and this example is clearly all about the parents of Gen Yers, not the kids themselves. I can't believe so many campuses caved-in to what was clearly a initiative driven by parents, not the students.