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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

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  • 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 Sir Loin View Post
    Got his profile on screen. Which unless I am a complete MORON means he ain't a senior citizen.
    All that I see in his profile is that he was born on March 28. No year given.
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    Re: Should parents use a GPS tracking device to monitor their children?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    The government cannot use such devices on citizens that have done nothing legally wrong. It is against the Constitution. Right to privacy and all that.

    And you can teach kids the difference.
    Yeah...being against the Constitution has really stopped the government in the past.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Elena View Post
    1. Until they get their own kids. Why do you think adoption services are not too keen on people with biological children adopting?
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    Absolutely bull****. I know several families whom have adopted because they wanted to adopt a child to give them a better life. They also have their own children. Maybe your empathy is broken, but for the vast majority of people your statement is absolutely false.

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    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?
    I don't know about that situation, I'd do my best to save them both. If I had to sacrifice myself to do so, I would.
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    Re: Should parents use a GPS tracking device to monitor their children?

    In general, I'm opposed to this kind of thing being done with children. It's not a bad idea though for parolees.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    As long as it is not a implant it should be up the parent whether or not the parent wants to stick a GPS device in Little's Timmy's backpack or lunch box.
    This about sums it up. It's a lot less embarrassing and damaging to the child than putting them on one of those elastic leashes.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    All that I see in his profile is that he was born on March 28. No year given.
    Then you need to check your scope with a bit more attention, he is also listed (not stating WHERE) as a student, though I guess he could be a "student of the geriatric" that has not learned much that a geriatric would have, I suppose............

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

    Although I do not support the idea, I don't think it is bad enough to warrant the government banning it either. Parents need lots of freedom in raising kids, and as a result the law cannot reasonably prevent people from making many bad choices either.

    I find is disgusting how easily corporations, politicians and the news can make parents dance to their tune using fear. Need to pass a draconian law? Claim that it "protects our children". Need to sell some snake-oil product? Claim it protects children or "gives them a head start". Need to bump up your viewership? Run a few stories about children getting abducted and how dangerous the streets are, with an extra bonus for putting up cute white girls.

    Parents really need to stop being emotional puppets and actually use their ability to reason. I know that most people love their kids, but that is no excuse for making stupid choices out of fear. Fact is, zero tolerance policies don't help our schools, baby einstein doesn't make your kid smarter, and a GPS tracking device will do little but satisfy your own paranoia.

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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?
    Random kidnappings (by someone other than the family) and school shootings ARE a trivial danger. There is a huge gulf between the things that people SHOULD worry about and the things they ACTUALLY worry about...and it's entirely due to the media hyping grotesque but rare events.

    If you want to protect your kid, you're much better off never letting them go swimming than you are in trying to keep them safe from random kidnappings or school shootings. That's a much more likely source of danger. But drowning isn't as sexy as kidnapping or school shootings, so it doesn't get as much air time on the 7:00 news.
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    Re: Should parents use a GPS tracking device to monitor their children?

    Quote Originally Posted by Elena View Post
    And are you telling me that if you will be put in a situation to make a choice: to sacrifice your dog, or your daughters, you would choose to sacrifice your daughters?
    That is not the debate here. The debate is can there be unconditional love for things other than your child, and there can be. I unconditionally love my wife too, yet if it was between her and one of my daughters drowning overboard, I would jump in to save my daughter first. She would do the same if it were me. I think most parents would. I would risk my life to save my dog too. Please tell me you are not simply arguing just to argue, since you are, again, simply wrong.
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    Re: Should parents use a GPS tracking device to monitor their children?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    If your kids are doing things like that, then perhaps you need to do a better job of raising them instead of expecting a machine to do it for you.
    My kids are five and six years old...
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