One in five parents electronically track their child's trip to school: study

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  1. Krusty

    Krusty Registered Member

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    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-02...ly-track-their-childs-trip-to-school/10789262
     
  2. mirimir

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    As a child, that would have totally freaked me out. Figuring out how to avoid being tracked would have been a priority.

    But hey, Faraday bags. I could probably have figured that out ;)
     
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    More parents use GPS to track children but experts warn there could be consequences
    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-04-04/digitally-tracking-kids-more-parents-use-devices/10957906
     
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    Oh well... I suppose even so much as looking in on your sleeping son or daughter may someday be regarded by some bleeding-heart fringe folks as yet another invasion of privacy.

    When a child becomes old enough to worry about such stuff as a GPS, I hope they have been taught, by that time, that the world is NOT fair and that we are all soft little fleshy puffballs living in a universe of sharp pointy objects. That's the way it is -- deal with it!

    Anyhow, by the time most kids are age 9 or so, they are fully able to discover & "fool" such locator devices, but will only do so if they have not lovingly been given reasons for living a good & lengthy life.

    As for a "trusting relationship," while my kids lived under my roof, they trusted me to keep them safe. And I did.

    My elder daughter once expressed a dislike for curfew hours. I told her that if she ever reached a stage in her life when NO one cared when she came home, or even cared less WHETHER she came home, she would be a very very miserable human being. After that discussion, she left the room in a huff. PTL, in a few days she got the point & asked to negotiate a later curfew hour -- successfully, I might add. (^_^)
     
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