Every time a missing child report is broadcast, the question of whether to use a cell phone tracker arises in many homes. Protecting your children from predators is only one way in which a tracking program can assuage a parent’s fear.
In recent years, many areas have been inundated with many natural disasters. When a flood or tornado is threatening your town, school officials will often keep the children at school for their safety. However, if the bus has already left with your child, a cell phone tracker can locate the exact position of your child providing you the opportunity to meet the bus and remove your child phone tracker.
Another example of a cell phone tracker providing a safety net for your child is when you ask your spouse or a neighbor to pick your child up and you are able to verify that the request was met. What could be more frightening for a child than standing alone waiting for a ride and no one shows up?
Locator apps are only one of the many applications available in mobile tracking systems. For older children who are more likely to be posting on social media sites and receiving text and email messages from unknown people, many programs offer access to review all emails, text messages, photos, and call logs. Being able to check your child’s contacts or review the photos or videos on their phone can protect them from getting mixed up with the wrong crowd. These applications can give a parent a heads up if there is inappropriate language or a stranger trying to lure your child into a secret meeting Buzz journal.
One of the arguments that teenagers often use against the use of a mobile tracking is that it is intrusive and shows no respect for personal privacy. Protecting your child from poor decisions that result in STDs, pregnancy or dealing drugs is just as important as protecting them against strangers. There is no law in the U.S. that prevents parents from spying on their own minor children.
Granted, mobile tracking will not prevent your child from ditching the phone or losing it nor will it stop a rebellious child from making bad choices. But, adding a tracker to your child’s cell phone is a wonderfully modern way to keep an eye on your child when you are at work and reassuring yourself that your child is relatively safe even when they are out of your site.