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Wandering eyes that follow teens
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Posted 2/16/07
Well, here, alot of people or me.. are tlaking about that cellphones are going to get GPS systems which can tell where the person is and whatnot, such as speed, places and so on.. but also, access to webcams, chatting history etc...

most parents do worry, but some just too much..
"...along with the worry, goes the trust.."
I mean would you like it if your parents were able to see and hear and know whereever, whatever your doing?

I would find it abit in my personal space, but it would be alright just to have a GPS system. Because it "takes the worry out of parenting". Plus the device keeps track of where the kids/teens are all by a little monitor that the parents can see. Kids/teens would be generally be safer because of this. Since it wouldn't require too much work and the parents would know where they are.
They are just like pills, " The benefits of this medicine is much greater than the side effects it can bring."
What would you rather have? an All seeing-parent? or a worried parent that calls you every so minutes whenever your with your friends, internet, even at the mall?

State your opinion.
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Posted 2/16/07
hmmmmm...i rather have a trusting parent who knows that i do nothing bad.maybe light bad..but you know...drugs or raping random people...i dont do that.
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Posted 2/16/07
Somewhere between a parent that follows my every move and one that forgets that I exist, probably.
Posted 2/16/07
You can't blame parents for wanting the best safety for their kids. Just be glad such technolgy is avaiable for this useage now and days.

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Posted 2/16/07
Obviously I would rather have a less invasive parent.

This is a trust issue. If the kid shows he can't be trusted, then you don't trust him. Its the parents responsibility to learn about their children and build a strong relationship.

Making the family responsible can have some drastically awful outcomes at times however, but I don't see a better alternative rising up anytime soon.

I mean, look how unhappy this little girl looks, ha:
Posted 2/16/07
The problem with GPS is that you could be like my little sister and get drunk in the school library. Trouble doesn't mind the location.

But A/V bugs? That's a little too 1984 for me. Once a certain age is reached, the only one that can control a child is the child, and you just have to do your best till they grow up on their own. Completely sheltering a child from responsibility is not healthy. It is one thing for them to get in trouble, it is another thing to deny them humanity.
Posted 2/16/07
Think about it, it is like American History.

If mankind has absolute freedom, it will cause chaos and anarchy. The same applies to this issue.

While I do agre if it is a trust issue, building a good relationship is key, but first the child has to show responsiblty above anything else. Once the child is older, he or she will understand why the parent is being so "annoying and invading in their life."

Better safe than sorry as my first grade teacher said, but only those who ate glue or paper.
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29 / M / Pennsylvania
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My parents are always worrying about me everytime I go out. They worry that I am doing drugs, drinking, smoking or having sex. I have to convince them everytime I go out I am not doing those things. It is annoying but nice to know they care. Id rather it this way then having them know my every move.
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27 / Martian / Estonia
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As far as GPS goes, why don´t they just make them small enough to fit into a cellphone or an iPod/Mp3 player, everyone carries them around anyway so it would be much less hassle if you put them in those things.

But as far as making internet history and web cam history available, kind of gives me the jibbs, not all parents is sane(the vast majority is though) , i´m sure that some sicko will think of a web page called ratemychild.com and all hell would break loose, violent offenses and other stuff like that, to sum it up, i´m ok with my parents knowing where i am, but i´m not ok with my parents checking my Email and stuff like that, those things are private and should be kept that way, same as not going through someones mail.

I´ve met some horrible parents and i´ve met some horrible youngsters, i would hope that people arent all like that, but i still don´t see the need to infringe the right to free thought.
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A GPS system in a cellphone could be helpful in the case of an emergency, but those are really the only kind words I can say about it...
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25 / M / new yorkΦΦ
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Posted 2/16/07
I dunno about this...
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27 / M / Toronto
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I dun like cellphones anyway...all i need is an mp3 player. I'm one of those who believe that cellphones takes away your freedom. And yeah I totally disagree about putting a GPS in em, that further proves my point. But maybe its a good thing or device for those irresponsible people.
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26 / M / Canada
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Posted 2/17/07
k thanks for the replies, our english class is doing this for fun as a discussion :P

out of 28 students only 4 of us agreed of having the GPS systems installed...7guys and 21 girls...in my english creepy :P

This is still a important topic though, since it's all about trust, and if the kid doens't trust you then there's really no use of this... well keep up the responses!
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59 / F / Melbourne
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I am a parent of 2 teenagers. I wouldn't dream of tracking their every move, what an invasion of privacy. Our family operates on trust and respect. My sons are willing to tell me where they are going, and when they will be back (often I have to give them a lift anyway). They have mobile phones without any sort of tracking device, which I will only use to contact them if it is really important, and then a text message rather than a call will usually do. The fact that they have mobiles and can call me or someone else in an emergency makes me feel a lot happier. I think some parents have forgotten what it is like to be a teenager.
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Posted 2/17/07
ehh... thats abit extreme, having to have kids with GPS... trust such a lonely word....
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