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

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  • Yes! An implanted chip would be even safer!

    7 11.86%
  • 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 Kandahar View Post
    You guys are paranoid. Don't believe everything the 7:00 news feeds you.
    Our populace has become a bunch of media-controlled drones, I'm afraid.

    Check out this less than fair and balance examination of this issue. Wanna bet that this device will be advertising on Fox News soon, linking to online reporting on the latest child-missing story?

    http://www.foxnews.com/video2/video0...bject=11256710

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

    Isn't it an established fact that kids are more often the victims of people they know and trust than of strangers? I think I remember reading a study about it.
    How is the GPS going to protect them from the predators in their own family?
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    Re: Should parents use a GPS tracking device to monitor their children?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    No. What a ridiculous invasion of their kid's privacy. Parents can be so overprotective.
    When your child is living with you and under the age of 18 there is no such thing as "invasion of their kid's privacy". It is a parents duty and right to make sure that their children are not doing things that they are not suppose to be doing. It is such mentality as the quoted post that has allowed kids to think that they can get away with anything.

    Kids need to know what's right and what's wrong. Kids need to know that they will not get away with things that are wrong.

    As to the OP it should be up to the parents.
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    Re: Should parents use a GPS tracking device to monitor their children?

    Quote Originally Posted by Agnapostate View Post
    Anecdotal sentiments.



    Well, if it's a matter of attachment against their will, it seems a fairly straightforward ethical violation, since the discomfort that they endure through the knowledge of being constantly electronically monitored is likely to exceed the comfort that their parents gain from spying.
    Eithical violation? What's more unethical? A little bit of percieved discomfort or not making sure your kids are safe?
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    Re: Should parents use a GPS tracking device to monitor their children?

    Quote Originally Posted by Elena View Post
    ABSOLUTELY! With all the weirdos and pedos in "community care"...
    Chip implant would be even better.
    It sounds like you've been swallowing some of that propaganda that you decry...how Soviet of you.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    When your child is living with you and under the age of 18 there is no such thing as "invasion of their kid's privacy".
    Of course there is. Simply refer to the Lacey Dixon case.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    You guys are paranoid. Don't believe everything the 7:00 news feeds you.
    I better be on a paranoid side than lose my kids!

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

    Paranoia and the need to be 'safe' is what will lead to us surrending all of our individual freedoms. Once we are all chipped and barcoded, that opens the door to a society that I would hate to live in.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Eithical violation? What's more unethical? A little bit of percieved discomfort or not making sure your kids are safe?
    Considering the aforementioned fact of the far higher probability of parental aggression against children and youths than stranger aggression, it seems as though the "little bit of perceived discomfort" would be that of the parents, as opposed to the legitimate discomfort of the spychip compartments...and a discomfort colored by propagandistic misinformation from the mass media.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Agnapostate View Post
    It sounds like you've been swallowing some of that propaganda that you decry...how Soviet of you.
    Don't care!

    A few weeks ago I saw a 50-something years old dude in shorts and "Jesus" sandals with black socks sitting by a play area, stareing at the kids! Suspicious or what?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Elena View Post
    Don't care!

    A few weeks ago I saw a 50-something years old dude in shorts and "Jesus" sandals with black socks sitting by a play area, stareing at the kids! Suspicious or what?
    Very. You should try going for the green socks next time.

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