There's been allot of noise the last few weeks after Disney announced it was launching a cell-phone service with the ability to track your kids using GPS. Sprint also did a couple of Press Release's about their GPS-tracking abilities too. I've also read allot of people (non-parents I assume) bashing the idea of tracking their kids through their cell-phones and locating them through the internet or even through the phone itself. What, are you kidding? As a parent of a future teen (and being one myself many moons ago) I don't see anything wrong with it, in fact I like the idea (I'm just glad this wasn't around when I was a kid). What's the big deal? This is a huge for a parent. In fact, I see it as a HUGE benefit. For instance:
Daughter: I'm going to Sara's to do homework
Me (Father): O.K. But just homework, it's a school night.
...time goes by..
Me (Calling): It's getting late, are you still doing homework at Sara's
Daughter: Like, Duh! Yeah, of course. Gawd!
Me (checking on internet): Your'e lying! I see you’re at the Mall. You're grounded!! No soup for you!!
I'm liking this technology. Now if only somebody can invent a force field to keep boys away from my daughter when she's a teen that would make being a father of a girl so much easier. Because I was a teenager once and I'm definitely not looking forward to the those years on the other side.