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

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

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    lol!

    not if they don't know where it is.
    This is the generation growing up in the technological age. 8 year olds are already running circles around their parents on the home PC. They'll find a way to disable the thing in no time. You'll have to implant it in their buttcheeks, and even then they'll find a way around it.
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    Re: Should parents use a GPS tracking device to monitor their children?

    Well, if Little Johnny doesn't come home, the parents can be comforted with the fact that they found his lunch box.

    NOTHING beats actually watching the child.

    Amazing concept, for a nation that includes citizens willing to put their six week old infants in day care, but people should spend more time with their kids, and the includes picking them up at school.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    children are kidnapped and killed every day.
    The odds of a child being kidnapped or killed (especially by someone other than the parents themselves) are TINY, if you live in the United States. Just because the media follows the "If it bleeds, it leads" motto doesn't mean this is actually a commonplace occurrence.
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    Re: Should parents use a GPS tracking device to monitor their children?

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    not offhand i can't. maybe is is just a sentiment, but it seems to me gang shootings were much less common 20 years ago, as well as child murder.

    even if that wasn't the case, why not know where your young children are?
    Why not search their room and read their diary too, in case they're planning to run away from home?
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    Re: Should parents use a GPS tracking device to monitor their children?

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    lol!

    not if they don't know where it is.
    Yeah, I have to affirm what was said above. Among those generational stereotypes should be the understanding that modern youth far exceed the tech savviness of their elders.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    Well, if Little Johnny doesn't come home, the parents can be comforted with the fact that they found his lunch box.

    NOTHING beats actually watching the child.

    Amazing concept, for a nation that includes citizens willing to put their six week old infants in day care, but people should spend more time with their kids, and the includes picking them up at school.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    i just don't quite see why anybody thinks it's an issue. seems to me it's a parent's perogative.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    i just don't quite see why anybody thinks it's an issue. seems to me it's a parent's perogative.
    What's the issue, that I was amused by someone's post?

    I agree, it's a waste of money to use this device to protect against abductors. It's absurd, they are going to get rid of or destroy the device immediately.

    It's more of a tool to micromanage children, and they will most certainly find ways around that.

    You may as well go all out and microchip the kiddos...

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

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

    ABSOLUTELY! With all the weirdos and pedos in "community care"...
    Chip implant would be even better.

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

    You guys are paranoid. Don't believe everything the 7:00 news feeds you.
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