Portable GPS trackers can help keep your family safe. With advances in new technology these days even Smart watches allow parents help track their children’s movements using GPS tracking and also dedicated apps that spy on their cell phones are indeed part of a new battle of digital parenting that has given rise to stark warnings from child psychologists and experts in online privacy.
The Key points to note are:
- GPS Tracking on Smart Watches do allow parents to create “geo-fences” on areas like school or friend’s houses or local after school clubs.
- Some Smart watch makes and models can be programmed to alert parents if he watch is taken off or not in the ‘geo-fenced’ area.
- In addition to the Parent tracking, Smart Watches will also allow the child to use the watch to call their parents
There is some reluctance and disapproving comments from some about parents watching their children to this extent, especially if the child does not know about the device, but surely as long as this is for positive purposes then it is valid parenting using current technology. Parent will always argue, quite rightly, they keep kids safe and provide invaluable security and with that piece of mind. It might allow them to let their child do more fun activities as they know that they all have this safety net.
Some children can have illnesses such as a life-threatening type of epilepsy that can result in seizures at any time. To avoid the police being called up to 4 times in just one month to find him this led his parents to turn to technology to help combat this. They discovered a new type of smart watch for kids, which includes a great GPS tracker, and this can change everyone’s life, overnight.
Removal alarms and geo-fences: GPS Tracking on Smart Watches do allow parents to create “geo-fences” on areas like school or friend’s houses or local after school clubs. Most parents also allow their children to use the watch to call them and other essential numbers in the case of emergency with the simple touch of quick access buttons especially with in-built messages and activity trackers.
These Smart Watches have had such a great impact on some family’s lives, that they have now started a small company selling the product online and are constantly promoting the positive benefits that technology can create including an enormous amount of peace of mind and contentment that did not previously exist. At the end of the day, it’s all about adding security.
Monitor your children using Spyware: Smart watches are becoming more popular all over the world, but also so too have applications which can be covertly installed on your child’s phones or mobile devices. The many types of applications available to parents can vary considerably.
At one end of the scale, both teenagers and parents can track mobile/cell phone usage together and have complete transparency. At the other end of the scale, parents can now spy on every keystroke without their children’s knowledge or permission, parents can even activate their child’s microphone remotely as well record voice calls.