GOODYEAR, Ariz. (KSAZ) - A few weeks ago, Brittany Zamora, a sixth grade teacher at Las Brisas Academy Elementary School is Goodyear was arrested on charges for having a sexual relationship with a 13-year-old student.
Police say the boy's parents were able to learn about what was going on with the help of an app they downloaded on their son's phone.
"We have no idea how bad this is going to be and if he'll ever get over this. You got to understand that a 27-year-old monster took advantage of a 13-year-old child, not a boy, a child," said the boy's parents. They do not wish to be identified.
They learned about the sexual relationship after downloading an app on their son's phone called Sentry Parental Control.
"It links directly to my phone and it picked up certain keywords. Anytime those keywords were used, I received a notification so that day that's what happened and I saw the conversation where her name was in there," said the parents.
"The parents can only see the flagged content, not the regular day to day," said Michael Druker, the co-founder of the app.
Druker says he originally created it to keep his own 9-year-old son safe.
The app runs in the background of the child's phone and as soon as it sees something suspicious or explicit, it warns the parents of an issue.
"There are so many threats today for our children's lives and we as a parent want to protect them and teach them how to deal with those threats," Druker said.
The hope is to keep kids safe in an ever-changing world of technology.
The app is free to download on all Android devices.