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

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  • It would be warranted in some cases

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Umm well...
    I got in a fight once in 5th grade. I got a Saturday School in 9th grade for saying "**** you" to another student and a teacher overheard. I left school early a couple times my senior year, just because I could get away with it. I occasionally got low grades due to not doing my homework. I was occasionally mean to my younger brother. But I can't think of anything I did that was REALLY bad, certainly not on the scale of stealing a car...
    So since you obviously did something bad do you blame your parents for "bad parenting"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    So you did all those bad things and turned out OK...without your parents using a GPS tracker on you. What's the lesson to be learned here?
    I didn't do all of those bad things. Just some. And these are different times. I'm quite sure that if GPS tracking had been around at the time I was a kid my parents would have used it on my sister. She was always skipping school or sneaking out in the middle of the night. Hell she was pregnant by age 15. And since they would have used it on her I'm sure they would have used it on me.

    While I don't dispute that kids can't be taught without the GPS tracker I'm not going to dispute it's advantages either. If we had it when I was a kid I'm quite sure my sister would not have gotten pregnant at age 15. And I prolly wouldn't have done the things that I did either.
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    Re: Should parents use a GPS tracking device to monitor their children?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    So since you obviously did something bad do you blame your parents for "bad parenting"?
    Like I said, I can't think of anything really bad I did, other than just normal obnoxious kid stuff.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang
    And these are different times.
    No they aren't. That's what parents of every generation say, to justify snooping on their kids. What makes things so much more dangerous for kids now as opposed to in the past?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang
    I'm quite sure that if GPS tracking had been around at the time I was a kid my parents would have used it on my sister. She was always skipping school or sneaking out in the middle of the night. Hell she was pregnant by age 15.
    You don't think she'd figure out what was going on, the first time your parents somehow knew that she wasn't where she said she was?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang
    And since they would have used it on her I'm sure they would have used it on me.
    Just because your parents were apparently nosy doesn't mean it's right to invade your kid's privacy.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang
    While I don't dispute that kids can't be taught without the GPS tracker I'm not going to dispute it's advantages either. If we had it when I was a kid I'm quite sure my sister would not have gotten pregnant at age 15. And I prolly wouldn't have done the things that I did either.
    What I said up above applies to you as well: The first time your parents somehow knew where you were (when you weren't where you said you were), you don't think you could have figured out what was happening and removed/destroyed the GPS tracker?
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    Re: Should parents use a GPS tracking device to monitor their children?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    No they aren't. That's what parents of every generation say, to justify snooping on their kids. What makes things so much more dangerous for kids now as opposed to in the past?
    You definately don't have kids do you? Me and my dad have talked about school shootings. Do you know that he can't remember of one single incident while he was in school of some kid coming into the school and shooting people? And yet...how many school shootings have there been just since the 90s? There's one example for ya.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    You don't think she'd figure out what was going on, the first time your parents somehow knew that she wasn't where she said she was?
    You don't think kids don't lie? Or aren't sneaky enough to make it to where the parents don't find out? There are still things that my parents don't know about that us kids did.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Just because your parents were apparently nosy doesn't mean it's right to invade your kid's privacy.
    Are you talking ethically here? If so then again, what is more important? Kids safety and well being or their privacy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    What I said up above applies to you as well: The first time your parents somehow knew where you were (when you weren't where you said you were), you don't think you could have figured out what was happening and removed/destroyed the GPS tracker?
    Same reply as what you said about my sister.
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    Re: Should parents use a GPS tracking device to monitor their children?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    You definately don't have kids do you? Me and my dad have talked about school shootings. Do you know that he can't remember of one single incident while he was in school of some kid coming into the school and shooting people? And yet...how many school shootings have there been just since the 90s? There's one example for ya.
    The odds that your kid will die in a school shooting are nil. Just because the media hypes something doesn't mean it's actually a serious danger.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang
    You don't think kids don't lie? Or aren't sneaky enough to make it to where the parents don't find out? There are still things that my parents don't know about that us kids did.
    Well that's my point. At most, your parents would've busted your sister (or you) ONCE for not being where you said you were. Then you'd probably think "Hmm, I wonder how they knew" and before long you'd have found the GPS tracker and removed/destroyed it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang
    Are you talking ethically here? If so then again, what is more important? Kids safety and well being or their privacy?
    I'm still not seeing how the GPS tracker is going to make them more safe. If they don't want to be found, they're going to make sure they don't have the tracker with them. And the odds of them randomly being abducted are tiny.
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    Re: Should parents use a GPS tracking device to monitor their children?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    The odds that your kid will die in a school shooting are nil. Just because the media hypes something doesn't mean it's actually a serious danger.
    Just because the danger is low does not mean that it is not there. Unlike during the time that my dad went to school. When it wasn't there at all. And that was just one example. How many kids get pregnant because they skipped school?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Well that's my point. At most, your parents would've busted your sister (or you) ONCE for not being where you said you were. Then you'd probably think "Hmm, I wonder how they knew" and before long you'd have found the GPS tracker and removed/destroyed it.
    Do you think that parents wouldn't lie to their kid to protect them? All a parent would have to say is that they "heard" about <insert what was going on here> from <insert blame object/person here>. Tracker still not searched for and found.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    I'm still not seeing how the GPS tracker is going to make them more safe. If they don't want to be found, they're going to make sure they don't have the tracker with them. And the odds of them randomly being abducted are tiny.
    In this case (the OP) the device could easily be gotten rid of granted. However there is always the chip or cell phone. Did you know that they know have cell phones that do the same thing as the tracker in the OP? Either one can track a kid if they do happen to get kidnapped. Though the cell could be thrown out granted. But there is still the chance that it can help. Other ways that it can help has already been mentioned. Like knowing that your kid is skipping school..you go look for them and find out that they are at a motel playing with the one-eyed snake. You just consider the threat to be "insignificant" so much as to not bother with it. Others don't.
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    Re: Should parents use a GPS tracking device to monitor their children?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Just because the danger is low does not mean that it is not there. Unlike during the time that my dad went to school. When it wasn't there at all.
    I highly doubt that random shooting sprees are a new phenomenon that has only occurred since 1990; there have always been psychopaths. They're just reported more in the media now. In any case, the likelihood of dying in a school shooting is so low there's no point in worrying about it. Besides, a GPS tracker isn't going to protect your kids anyway...aren't they supposed to be at school?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang
    And that was just one example. How many kids get pregnant because they skipped school?
    Uhh no one gets pregnant because they skipped school, unless biology has changed a lot recently.

    If you're asking about teen pregnancy in general, it's much lower now than it was in previous decades. So that doesn't justify a "times have changed" attitude toward invading kids' privacy either.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang
    Do you think that parents wouldn't lie to their kid to protect them? All a parent would have to say is that they "heard" about <insert what was going on here> from <insert blame object/person here>. Tracker still not searched for and found.
    If the kid repeatedly falls for that, they must not be very bright. Didn't you just say how clever you and your sister were at preventing your parents from finding things out?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang
    In this case (the OP) the device could easily be gotten rid of granted. However there is always the chip or cell phone. Did you know that they know have cell phones that do the same thing as the tracker in the OP? Either one can track a kid if they do happen to get kidnapped.
    These freak occurrences simply don't happen often enough to worry about.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang
    Though the cell could be thrown out granted. But there is still the chance that it can help. Other ways that it can help has already been mentioned. Like knowing that your kid is skipping school..you go look for them and find out that they are at a motel playing with the one-eyed snake.
    If your kid is skipping school to go to a motel and play with the one-eyed snake, you've already made some serious parenting errors. No need to compound those errors by trying to get a machine to do your parenting for you.
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    Re: Should parents use a GPS tracking device to monitor their children?

    You know Kandahar I find it amazing that you can dismiss so many things as being trivial to the extant that you don't need to worry about them. You don't have kids do you?
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    Re: Should parents use a GPS tracking device to monitor their children?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    You know Kandahar I find it amazing that you can dismiss so many things as being trivial to the extant that you don't need to worry about them. You don't have kids do you?
    Kandahar is, based on his stated age and by any measure, truly a kid.
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    Re: Should parents use a GPS tracking device to monitor their children?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Loin View Post
    Kandahar is, based on his stated age and by any measure, truly a kid.
    Sorry don't think I've seen him state his age. Got a link?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Sorry don't think I've seen him state his age. Got a link?
    Got his profile on screen. Which unless I am a complete MORON means he ain't a senior citizen.

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