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Should you track your kids?

Author GreatDad Writers
Submitted 26-07-2011

You can keep track of almost anything from your smartphone or computer – from your stocks to your team's score. And now, if you're considering keeping track of your kids via your gadget of choice, you're not alone. The age of technology presents us with the controversial topic of keeping tabs on our children. You may be wondering whether it's okay to use tracking devices to ensure that your children are staying out of trouble. If this is the case, there are a few things for you to consider.

According to a study conducted by Retrevo Gadgetology, 59 percent of parents think it's alright to track their child's location without his or her knowledge. Researchers found that 64 percent of moms would opt to track their kids, while 53 percent of dads think these methods are acceptable.

In addition to physical tracking applications, some programs will allow you to read your children's text messages and emails, as well as monitor who they are calling.

Although these methods will likely keep your children safe, they might also make the young ones feel alienated.

Whether you choose to limit your children's privacy or not, it's suggested that you monitor their communications discreetly. Some level of trust should always be established within the parent-child relationship.