Should You Use Tech to Track Your Kids?

using technology to track kids

using technology to track kids

It’s the nightmare that every parent has and dreads to think about. What if my child doesn’t come home? What if something happened? Usually it’s nothing, but it does happen, and more than you would like to admit.

So how can you prevent it from happening? Today’s technology can track your kids and teens by GPS-enabled smartphones. First used by the military and then commonly by the police and emergency services, GPS is now a commonplace tool for the public. Even though this technology is frequently used, should you track your kids with it? Here are some GPS-enabled tracking apps to consider:

AmberAlert GPS

It’s not a tracking device, and it’s not a walkie-talkie. It’s a Smart Locator device and here are some of its features:

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iRules

Janell Burley Hoffman, author of iRules.
Topic: What every tech-healthy family needs to know about selfies, sexting, gaming, and growing up.
Issues:
Having the tech talk (for big kids and little ones); learning to use the tech your child is engaged in; passwords, peers, and how to avoid being a creeper; sleep, kids, and devices; maintaining manners and rules away from home; how to create your own iRules contract.