Welcome Back!

User Name
Not Registered?

Tell us a little about yourself.

My child’s birthday is (for newsletter customization):

Enter an email address:

This is where your newsletters will be delivered to and where GreatDad.com will contact you with your new account information.

father's forum

A place to discuss, learn and share ideas, thoughts and solutions.
Latest Posts

All but Locksmiths? These ...
Posts: 1 Views: 175

Posts: 1 Views: 288

Puzzled Going on for Locks...
Posts: 1 Views: 440

Muddled up Approximately L...
Posts: 1 Views: 303

Bewildered In relation to ...
Posts: 1 Views: 413

hi mom!

Would you like to share this site with your husband or a friend?

Just enter his email address and your name below and we'll let him know all about GreatDad.com.

His email address
Your Name

Should you track your kids?

Author GreatDad Writers
Submitted 26-07-2011
Should you track your kids?

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.