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Cookie, Conde's newish mommy mag, brings word of a new cell-phone alert service. Much like Dodgeball, the New York-based program that texts you every time Andrew Krucoff takes a crap, Family Watchdog also alerts you to the comings and goings of a certain class of people; in this case, sex offenders.

Let Family Watchdog tell you when an offender moves in or out of your area! Our notification service provides you with peace of mind. We will notify you by email as soon as we detect that a registered sex offender moves near you. It's simple and fast.

Sounds handy! Presumably you'll also want to use it before you take the kids to a show.

Family Watchdog: Dodgeball for Sex Offenders? [Cookie]