Should Parents Track Their Child's Location?
Brings parents peace and reassurance of kids safety
Kids might feel safer knowing someone is looking out for them
Tracking apps can display a lack of trust between the child and the parent
Forcing a child to have a tracking app on their phones will create damage to the parent and child's relationship
It causes children to be more prone to rebellion, lying, or sneaking out.
Tracking apps are an invasion of privacy
Tracking apps consume a large amount of data causing users to have a greater phone bill.
GPS can be occasionally unreliable
According to PewResearch.org, In 2017, 61% of parents check their child’s online browser history, 48% go through their child's call logs or texts, 48% of parents know their child’s email/phone password, 39% have some type of app to monitor their child’s online activities, and 16% of parents admit to using tracking apps on their children
Being a teen who is forced to have a tracking app on their phone, I believe parents shouldn't force a tracking app on their children's phones. I strongly believe it's an invasion of privacy and doesn't allow a teen to have any sort of freedom. I can understand from the parental view, that a tracking app can bring safety and reassurance about the children's whereabouts, but then again trust is built between a parent and a child, not between a parent and an app.