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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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  • Brave New World here we come. They've gotta start them young.

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

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    it is "a deviation" from the norm... it is not simply "deviation".
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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. It is also possible that they will go joy riding in some strangers car that they stole. It is also possible that they will try to skip school. It is also possible that they will do many things that they are not suppose to do.

    Such a device can be used for more than just the pedophile/kidnapping that has been discussed for the most part in this thread.

    Let me ask you a question. What do you think of kids having cell phones?
    The thing I'd be worried about is acclimation. Basically, if we aggregate the use of this device to too large a level you have kids running around whom have always been monitored. Their parents tracked them when they were kids, the authority is presumed right and with rightful power to watch your every move to "protect" you and to ensure you're behaving as to their rules. If the government wants to do it, why not? What's really the difference between parents and the government, the government is merely a higher form of authority. If it was ok for your parents to track you, you've been monitored all your life; why would you really object to the government doing it?

    While it takes some time to get from A to B, I would worry about the real world affects of teaching kids that they should expect to be monitored at all times by the authority.
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    Re: Should parents use a GPS tracking device to monitor their children?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Yes it is

    One can unconditionally love many things that are not their biological children.
    Example, please?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Elena View Post
    Example, please?
    Adoptive parents. They love their kids unconditionally. Good family friends can love each other unconditionally. There are a few people outside my family I love unconditionally and will do anything for. I consider them flesh and blood family though they are not.

    It's called empathy, and humans have quite the ability for it. Maybe some have a more highly developed sense of it than others.
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    Re: Should parents use a GPS tracking device to monitor their children?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Really? Really? Jesus Christ. Who is going to do this death march of yours? .
    No one, as no one would microchip the kids, etc. The whole debate was based on hypothetical idea.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Why not search their room and read their diary too, in case they're planning to run away from home?
    No problem there.
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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, as no one would microchip the kids, etc. The whole debate was based on hypothetical idea.

    You made a point that death is certain, who would do the killing. First off, no matter what death is not certain. As if you get away with it, you won't be killed. Secondly, the point is that if we killed these people when we found them (yay angry mob justice) that it would have a positive effect on the choices and actions of these people which could not be proven.

    The only way in which that statement could be true is if it were in the absolute sense. That is, if you commit this crime, you die. By some magical hand, as you commit the crime, comes down from heaven to punish the evil doers. Otherwise, you're not going to have much of a chance at having an impact. And rather than scientific study and search; you have made policy involving the death of people based on bias and a sense of revenge. Which is not what the judicial system is to be about.
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    Re: Should parents use a GPS tracking device to monitor their children?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post

    Adoptive parents. They love their kids unconditionally.

    Good family friends can love each other unconditionally. There are a few people outside my family I love unconditionally and will do anything for.
    1. Until they get their own kids. Why do you think adoption services are not too keen on people with biological children adopting?

    2. Really? Use your imagination and put yourself in a position when, let's say you have a choice of sacrificing your child (if you don't have children, imagine your mother) or your family friend. What would be your choice?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Elena View Post
    Example, please?
    My dog, for one. I have children (daughters), so I can make the comparison.
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    I have pooped in public, even in public neighborhoods.
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    Usually a gag for wise mouthed insulting little girls. Then some good nylon rope so I can tie them up, toss them in the trunk of my car and forget about them.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post

    You made a point .
    I proposed a hypothetical situation.

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