Bluetooth – limited utility in moving vehicles
** Circle Home Plus
** Find My Friends (Apple, 2011)
** Find My Kids (2016)
** Life360 (GPS) (2008)
** My Family
Potential for Abuse
Cybertraps for Spouses, Partners, and Lovers
Is this legal?
Yes. Parents have the right to supervise their children. As the owners of electronic devices, parents also have the right to install or remove software and establish rules for the use of the device.
Does it work?
Sonia Livingstone, a professor in the department of media and communications at the London School of Economics and Political Science, believes there is in fact “zero evidence that any of these apps keep children safer”. “I’ve never seen any and I look at all the evidence,” she says.
Are both parents in agreement?
When does parental supervision cross over into invasive surveillance?
Are one or both parents becoming digital voyeurs?
Are parents unknowingly sharing information with third parties?
Could this intensely personal information be hacked?
Is it a breach of familial trust?
Very hard to justify hidden monitoring of child
Parents should not try to get into a contest with children re technology use
Open conversation is critical
Challenges in dual-custody situations.
Does it stunt the development of child independence and the ability to pay attention to their surroundings?
Developing a sense of privacy is a natural part of the maturation process
Are parents putting more trust in a device than their children?
Chilling effect on friendships, romances, etc.?
What about when kids voluntarily share their location (e.g., Snap Map)
When should parents stop monitoring?
Are subcutaneous GPS chips next? – 2018 “Black Mirror” episode called “Arkangel”
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