Research conducted by Pewresearch [Source: http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2016/01/07/parents-teens-digital-monitoring/] found that 16% of the parents do track their kids location using Location Apps.
Do we need to use location Apps or hardware-based trackers is different topic all together? But from our experience trackers are the best way to go forward and the answer is Yes.
For an example if the Kid is in a medical emergency and parents need to know the location to take necessary actions or continuously call for monitoring and stay connected kid. Under this circumstance if the kid is not reachable on Phone, a GPS location tracker plays a very important role in tracking the kid’s history locations and helps in locating kid. Also, the SOS function is an Emergency distress button which a Kid can use when he/she is approaching emergency due to distress conditions. Kids can be introduced to understand the look out for help via the SOS function and help themselves safe. This can also be inbuilt as a habit for to reach out SOS like “If in distress or trouble its necessary to intimate where I am located, so its easy to track and locate me. “, this habit would also inspire in a healthy relationship between a parents and kids. Tracking can also rebuild trust and have a sense of security.
Most of the time Parents are totally unaware where their kids are and what are they up to. Location tracking bridges the non-reachability clause between Parents and Kids keep out children safety and maintain loving connections.
Research has shown that teenagers don’t drive safely for fear of crashing, but rather for fear of getting a ticket. If your teen knows you are monitoring where they are driving and how fast they are going via GPS tracking, they are less likely to take risks and likely to drive more safely.
As per [Source: https://corporate.findlaw.com/law-library/tracking-your-children-with-gps-do-you-have-the-right.html], there are very few laws on the subject, Parents tracking a Teenager’s movements and activities or keep a young child safe from getting lost has not provided strong breaches of any right of privacy, to involve the courts to interfere.
To and from School, traffic delay is a daily hassle for a parent when the kids are travelling. According to users of The Hug App – an app which connects users to a trusted social network of individuals, local contributors for care and safely – 76 percent rated the GPS tracking capabilities as their favorite feature. The Hug App was created by Melbourne-based single dad Simon Bishop, who wanted to keep a track on his kids’ safety and health, school travel pick-ups and drops.
“There is no greater peace of mind than knowing that your kids are with known safe hands and trustworthy people,” he said.
Whether or not GPS tracking is good parenting, Stephanie Lau [ource: https://www.lifestyle.com.au/health/should-parents-use-gps-tracking-to-monitor-their-children.aspx] says “each to their own”.
“Parents should use what they are comfortable with and what their kids are comfortable with as well. I guess it’s about adapting parenting practices with the constant changing technology of the 21st century.”
Should parents track their kids with GPS? As every parent knows, the safety of their children is always their largest concern. Because GPS tracking devices allow you to pinpoint the exact location of your child anytime and anywhere, the answer should be a no-brainer. GPS tracking for children has amazing benefits that no one can deny, Few more interesting reads Source: https://www.quora.com/Should-Parents-Use-GPS-Tracking-on-their-Kids.
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