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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

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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 Agnapostate View Post
    Of course there is. Simply refer to the Lacey Dixon case.
    After reviewing the case the situation posed in this thread and the case does not match. The courts in the Lacy Dixon case were concerned about the privacy of Christensen...not her own daughter. Christensen was not her kid therefore he does have a right to privacy from her. My statement was in refrence to a parent's own kids. Not someone else's.
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    Re: Should parents use a GPS tracking device to monitor their children?

    Quote Originally Posted by Agnapostate View Post
    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.
    Just because there is a higher probability of parental aggression against thier kids does not cancel out the fact that a stranger cannot also kidnap and hurt the kids. And the odds are that anyone that got this type of technology would not be the type of person to harm their kids.
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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?
    You should have shot him...you know, to be safe. Since you're in such constant danger and all.
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    Re: Should parents use a GPS tracking device to monitor their children?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    After reviewing the case the situation posed in this thread and the case does not match. The courts in the Lacy Dixon case were concerned about the privacy of Christensen...not her own daughter. Christensen was not her kid therefore he does have a right to privacy from her. My statement was in refrence to a parent's own kids. Not someone else's.
    Uh...the conclusion was that Carmen Dixon violated the privacy rights of her daughter Lacey by eavesdropping on her private phone conversation. But even if it was the case that minors had no legal right to privacy (which it isn't), that wouldn't be a basis for determining that they lack an ethical right to privacy and to assert otherwise would constitute an is/ought fallacy, just as the statement that "juveniles don't have the same rights in our society as adults do, so it isn't an invasion of their rights" is. From "juveniles don't have the same rights in our society as adults do" (descriptive), it is inferred that "it isn't an invasion of their rights" (prescriptive).

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Just because there is a higher probability of parental aggression against thier kids does not cancel out the fact that a stranger cannot also kidnap and hurt the kids.
    Certainly, and with one to two hundred kidnapped every year in a nation of many millions under the age of 18, your reference is to an extreme statistical improbability.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    And the odds are that anyone that got this type of technology would not be the type of person to harm their kids.
    I doubt that. Attachment of a tracking device to someone for no sound reason is indicative of a perception of near-absolute physical sovereignty over that person's body, as would be recognized in the case of a jealous husband or lover.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    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.
    The only alternative to that would be a bullet in a head for all convicted pedophiles.

    Long ago (really long ago ) when I was working for our local police we received a call: some pervert molested and attempted to rape two girls, they managed to escape and raised the alarm; the father with the neighbours caught the guy.

    The unit that was supposed to arrest him was given unofficial advice to take their time... When they arrived on a scene, the pervert was SOOOOO HAPPY to be arrested!..

    And you know what? Instances of child molestation, and especially abduction were VERY, VERY rare!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Elena View Post
    The only alternative to that would be a bullet in a head for all convicted pedophiles.
    There's no such thing as a "convicted pedophile," because pedophilia is a paraphilia and mental illness rather than a legal offense.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Agnapostate View Post
    Very. You should try going for the green socks next time.
    No, black socks look more suspicious!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Agnapostate View Post
    There's no such thing as a "convicted pedophile," because pedophilia is a paraphilia and mental illness rather than a legal offense.
    A rabid dog must be shot. So must a pedophile.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Elena View Post
    A rabid dog must be shot. So must a pedophile.
    Hmmm, no, I can't really get behind shooting people regardless of their criminal history...I feel like I'm explaining America to Borat.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    You should have shot him...you know, to be safe. Since you're in such constant danger and all.
    Firearms are illegal in Britain as is sense of humour in Colorado.

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