View Poll Results: Should parents use GPS tracking to monitor their children?

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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

    16 27.12%
  • Brave New World here we come. They've gotta start them young.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Children do not have a right to privacy and it takes NO toll on the child. Such a device does not stop someone from taking risks....unless the risks you're talking about is breaking rules and laws? In which case that would be a good thing.
    yes but i would also argue that parents dont own their children in all circumstances.
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    Re: Should parents use a GPS tracking device to monitor their children?

    Quote Originally Posted by mikhail View Post
    yes but i would also argue that parents dont own their children in all circumstances.
    You mean to say parents don't "own" their offspring? Thanks be to God someone showed up to state the really important points that escape us all. What next? We don't need to breath oxygen except when we want to maintain a heartbeat?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Loin View Post
    You mean to say parents don't "own" their offspring? Thanks be to God someone showed up to state the really important points that escape us all. What next? We don't need to breath oxygen except when we want to maintain a heartbeat?
    Nothing to do with what im saying.For example if parents where to sexually abuse their children should that be ok because they are their children,or should the state take them from them?
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    Re: Should parents use a GPS tracking device to monitor their children?

    As a parent I have no problem with this at all.

    As long as it is voluntary for the parents to use it.
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    Re: Should parents use a GPS tracking device to monitor their children?

    Quote Originally Posted by mikhail View Post
    Nothing to do with what im saying.For example if parents where to sexually abuse their children should that be ok because they are their children,or should the state take them from them?
    No and of course this is not the case and such behavior is in fact at this time a crime. You know that right?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by mikhail View Post
    yes but i would also argue that parents dont own their children in all circumstances.
    While parents don't own their kids like a person "owns" a slave they do have a semi-ownership of their kids. A parent can tell their child to go do the dinner dishes and if the child happens to refuse that child can be punished. Either thru swats on the butt or sitting in a corner to even grounding them. A parent can give a child a curfew, do chores around the house, etc etc.

    The only thing that a parent cannot do is put that child in physical danger and real mental danger. Those would be the only circumstances which your post would cover.
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    Re: Should parents use a GPS tracking device to monitor their children?

    I'd argue that there is a large difference between things can can legally do to their kids, and stuff that are a good idea. While throwing a GPS tracker on your kid strikes me as overly paranoid and controlling, it really isn't serious enough for the government to get involved. Bad parenting isn't a crime, but that doesn't make it above criticism either.

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

    It might also depend upon the child.
    Autistic teens, for instance, sometimes become a problem because they wander away. They are large and mobile enough to get pretty far, but sometimes they don't then have the social and cognitive resources to take care of themselves or even find their way home again. They become lost and afraid, and sometimes fall victim to predators.

    With disabled youths like this, I think it might be warranted.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    I'd argue that there is a large difference between things can can legally do to their kids, and stuff that are a good idea. While throwing a GPS tracker on your kid strikes me as overly paranoid and controlling, it really isn't serious enough for the government to get involved. Bad parenting isn't a crime, but that doesn't make it above criticism either.
    I would not argue with you either, except of course if you too are making the knee jerk leap to the idea that use of a simple tool, one which will provide parents with a location via the GPS system, equates either "control" or "paranoia."

    Use of these kinds of devices is likely inevitable as we continue to miniaturize this kind of technology. We already use them on pets and in the military and many medical patients already utilize human microchip implants devices. RIFD implants offer information storage, including personal identification, medical history, medications, allergies, and contact information. Oddly those people are not complaining about "privacy invasion" and about suffering from paranoid delusion.

    I can envision a time when people look back and talk about the days when parents did not have this kind of technology available to them. And I don't think the vast majority of people will do so while braying that it all has to do with control and paranoia.
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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?
    I actually started a thread on this awhile back and suggested that every parent should be able to equip their child with a GPS tracking device.

    This would help save some children and catch some people that need to be out of society.

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