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  • Yes! An implanted chip would be even safer!

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  • Yes, I think this is a practical way to keep track of kids

    11 18.64%
  • It would be warranted in some cases

    15 25.42%
  • I'm not comfortable with this idea, I don't think so

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    Re: Should parents use a GPS tracking device to monitor their children?

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    'Little Buddy' GPS device keeps tabs on your kid :: CHICAGO SUN-TIMES :: Technology

    Should parents use a device like this to keep track of and monitor their children?
    Do we have a runaway problem?
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    Re: Should parents use a GPS tracking device to monitor their children?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    Yeah, whatever. It's not like the crime can be eradicated. And it's not like this GPS thing is going to do any good. All that would happen if such gadgets became commonplace is that the criminal would strip the kid and throw the clothes out the window and drive off. It would only be effective if the parent knew the kid was snatched in time to get a location before the device was abandoned.

    Better if the parent paid more direct attention to their kid.
    I don't think that anyone disputes the part in bold.

    And a kidnapper would have to take the time to strip the kid as you suggest. Time that they would not have in normal circumstances.
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    Re: Should parents use a GPS tracking device to monitor their children?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    Easy.

    They read diaries, they install character recorders on their computers, the track their movements with GPS, they eavesdrop on their telephone calls, they read their mail.

    Just because it's the parents job to monitor what their little darling is doing doesn't mean it's not spying.
    You can call it what you want, but until that darling will grow its own brain it should live on that of their parents. No one apart from parents will have the child's interests at heart. No one.

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    Re: Should parents use a GPS tracking device to monitor their children?

    Quote Originally Posted by Elena View Post
    No one apart from parents will have the child's interests at heart. No one.
    Biological? I mean cause people adopt. And groups can have children's interest at heart. A close Church group or something like that. Additionally, there's no guarantee that a parent will have a child's interest at heart. In which case, even the State could do a better job caring for a child.
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    Re: Should parents use a GPS tracking device to monitor their children?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    It is possible. It is also possible that they will try to sneak out with their 18 year old boyfriend to have sex at the age of 13.
    And if Daddy catches them, the little eunuch will be going to jail for a long long time.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    It is also possible that they will go joy riding in some strangers car that they stole.
    Never can tell.

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    It is also possible that they will try to skip school.
    That's a guarantee, isn't it?

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    It is also possible that they will do many things that they are not suppose to do.
    Yeah, just like adults. Amazing, isn't it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Such a device can be used for more than just the pedophile/kidnapping that has been discussed for the most part in this thread.
    Yes, it can be used for all sorts of things. But I'm betting the kid will be wondering what that square lump on his butt cheek is for. If it's not physically part of him, he ain't going to be lugging it around when he's commtting felonies.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Let me ask you a question. What do you think of kids having cell phones?
    Define "kid". I know of children as young as ten with their own cell phone.

    And, if a parent is paranoid enough to have to have Genuine James Bond Tracking Device on his child, he doesn't need to buy one, if he gets the right cell phone. And the kid won't leave the phone behind.

    For the most part, I"m of the opinion that children don't need cell phones until they graduate from high school, or at least until they can hold a job that can pay their phone bill.

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    Re: Should parents use a GPS tracking device to monitor their children?

    Quote Originally Posted by Elena View Post
    You can call it what you want, but until that darling will grow its own brain it should live on that of their parents. No one apart from parents will have the child's interests at heart. No one.
    Maybe not even that.

    Whatever your point might be...?

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    Re: Should parents use a GPS tracking device to monitor their children?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    It's not like the crime can be eradicated.
    You can never eradicate crime, but you can drastically reduce it. When pedos will know they are facing certain death, they will think very hard what hobby to choose.

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    Re: Should parents use a GPS tracking device to monitor their children?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    Maybe not even that.

    Whatever your point might be...?
    My point is: parents can not spy on their children.

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    Re: Should parents use a GPS tracking device to monitor their children?

    Well I guess we don't then. End of story.
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    Re: Should parents use a GPS tracking device to monitor their children?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Biological?

    Yes. And yes, there are deviations from norm when parents don't care, but it's deviation.

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