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    Quote Originally Posted by MiceMan
    When I was 16 I owned my own car ... paid for my own insurance ... and paid for my registration ... nowhere on my paperwork was my Mother's name.
    Which state did you live in?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KoH
    If you really want to track your kid, get them a GPS phone from Nextel. You can then sign up for their tracking service and find out exactly where they are no matter what they are doing.
    That is a GREAT idea.
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    Well, on one hand, they can always leave their phone behind when they go places (or turn it off?), on the other hand, they can always be getting in trouble in their friends' cars...

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    Or they could be talking on their phone while driving and then have an accident!

    But at least you'd know where they are to send the ambulance .

    I say it depends on the kid.

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    The mommy in me has to throw out another reason for these....but first, officialy I am torn on the issue, I see Pro's and Con's...

    How many abductions and Carjackings do we hear about daily,
    How would you feel if your daughter let say she's 17 is driving, she gets carjacked/kidnapped...and no one knows where she is...
    now think of the same situation, but with that devide, your daughter is home safe and sound quickly because the police could track her.

    just had to throw that in the pot for you to chew on...
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    I have the service on my Fiances phone. Not to keep track of her but in case she disapears durng one of her trips to the casinos, we can find her. The roads are not good around them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KoH
    I have the service on my Fiances phone. Not to keep track of her but in case she disapears durng one of her trips to the casinos, we can find her. The roads are not good around them.
    We did the same thing for my phone and my daughters, we keep the GPS on permently...for the same reasons, the world is just not as safe as we all want it to be. But that little bit of technology keeps all of us feeling safer.
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    I think this is a great idea, just for the simple idea of finding them if something ever does happen. Plus, the "perameters" can be probably be set to more or less, depending on the teenager.
    Marge: Barnacle Bill's Home Pregnancy Test? Homer, shouldn't we have gone with a better-known brand?
    Homer: But Marge, this one came with a corn-cob pipe!
    Marge: [reading from the test box] "Ahoy, Maties! If the water turns blue, a baby for you! If purple ye see, no baby thar be!"
    Homer: So, which is it? Blue or purple?
    Marge: Pink.
    Homer: D'oh!
    Marge: "If ye test should fail, to a doctor set sail!"

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    i think if any of you were my parents I would want to kill myself. Are you all so old that you have forgotten the mindset of the typical teenager? The more restrictions and less privacy you give your child, the more they are going to rebel. The people living in the idealistic world are the parents who think their teen will be fine with this gizmo hooked up to their car. You should teach your child proper morals and such when they are a child and then let them show you that they can be trusted during their teens. I'm not saying to just let them live completely independant lives, but tracking your child's every single move is just rediculous. Plus, don't you realize that kids in high school mock the kids who still have over-protective parents?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tech_Disney
    i think if any of you were my parents I would want to kill myself. Are you all so old that you have forgotten the mindset of the typical teenager? The more restrictions and less privacy you give your child, the more they are going to rebel. The people living in the idealistic world are the parents who think their teen will be fine with this gizmo hooked up to their car. You should teach your child proper morals and such when they are a child and then let them show you that they can be trusted during their teens. I'm not saying to just let them live completely independant lives, but tracking your child's every single move is just rediculous. Plus, don't you realize that kids in high school mock the kids who still have over-protective parents?
    Excuse me but- Bull****. I had parents that totally trusted me and I had absolute freedom for the most part. And if they knew to this day what I was doing with that time, their hearts would stop.

    When you grow up, you'll get it. And anyway, most people here on this board are on the fence. I am the only one totally for it I think.

    No matter how many morals you teach someone, temptations can always get the better of someone- anyone for that matter. Someday when you see what happens when parents lose a child because they couldn't watch them close anough you might feel differently.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tech_Disney
    Plus, don't you realize that kids in high school mock the kids who still have over-protective parents?

    I was one of those kids with the over-protective parents, and I still think it's a good idea. Yes, I do know the mindset of a teenager...that's why i'm for it. Parents put restrictions upon their kids, not to be harsh, but to guide and protect; unfortunately kids see this as losing their independence.
    Marge: Barnacle Bill's Home Pregnancy Test? Homer, shouldn't we have gone with a better-known brand?
    Homer: But Marge, this one came with a corn-cob pipe!
    Marge: [reading from the test box] "Ahoy, Maties! If the water turns blue, a baby for you! If purple ye see, no baby thar be!"
    Homer: So, which is it? Blue or purple?
    Marge: Pink.
    Homer: D'oh!
    Marge: "If ye test should fail, to a doctor set sail!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cuzco-topia
    Yes, I do know the mindset of a teenager...that's why i'm for it.

    Teens seem to think all parents were hatched as adults and therefore have NO idea what it is like to be a teen, and that we put all these restrictions on them because we jsut don't get it.

    OHHHHH, we were teens..... We get it, and that is EXACTLY why we put these restrictions on them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TinkPink
    When you grow up, you'll get it. And anyway, most people here on this board are on the fence. I am the only one totally for it I think.

    No matter how many morals you teach someone, temptations can always get the better of someone- anyone for that matter. Someday when you see what happens when parents lose a child because they couldn't watch them close anough you might feel differently.
    You aren't alone, Tink, I think it's a great thing, I've known many young people who go out places and don't come back (when I was younger and now) No parent should ever have to go through that, and I'm not even a parent. Teens often times think they're invincible and can get away with doing anything without any consequences. I've seen too many young lives cut short already, if this in any way helps protect them, I'm all for it. As for the invasion of privacy, if you're under 18, your parents are responsible for you, they have a right to be able to know if you're going places they don't think you should be going.

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    Exactly, Anders. When you're under 18, there's no such thing as privacy. 'Dem are the breaks of being a kid.
    Marge: Barnacle Bill's Home Pregnancy Test? Homer, shouldn't we have gone with a better-known brand?
    Homer: But Marge, this one came with a corn-cob pipe!
    Marge: [reading from the test box] "Ahoy, Maties! If the water turns blue, a baby for you! If purple ye see, no baby thar be!"
    Homer: So, which is it? Blue or purple?
    Marge: Pink.
    Homer: D'oh!
    Marge: "If ye test should fail, to a doctor set sail!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tech_Disney
    Are you all so old that you have forgotten the mindset of the typical teenager? The more restrictions and less privacy you give your child, the more they are going to rebel.
    Of course they're going to rebel more... if there are no rules, it is impossible to rebel against the rules.

    I'll use myself as the perfect example. When I was 14 my mom got cancer. When I was 15 she died. When I was 16, my dad remarried someone much younger than him that didn't have any kids. They were gone all the time. I was on my own without rules.

    Once when I was 16 I come home at like 3AM. Dad said "Don't you think 3AM is a little late for a 16 Y/O". Guess so dad... I'll try to make it in earlier from now on.

    He knew I was doink'ing my girlfriend in the house when he wasn't home.... "You know 16 is too young to become a dad... You're doing something about that right?" Yeah dad....

    Once when I was 17 he came back from a weekend trip early, and the kitchen trash hadn't been taken out yet. Full of beer bottles and such. Never said anything. And he had to be told by the neighbors I was having parties every time he left town....and the outside trash was allways full of beer bottles if he bothered to check. Never said anything.

    I never rebeled, because there were never any rules to rebel against, and I did SOOOOO much crap that could have gotten me and them into SOOOOO much trouble.

    AND, while my friends had much tighter rules and rebelled very strongly to them, they still didn't do half the crap I did.....

    So, is the goal to not have your teens hate you.... Or is the goal to keep them out of trouble?

    If the goal is to be their friend, then heck, be my dad and let the kids get away with whatever they want, consequences be darned. If the goal is to keep them out of trouble, then letting them do whatever tehy want is NOT the way to acheive it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tech_Disney
    Plus, don't you realize that kids in high school mock the kids who still have over-protective parents?
    Yes, because we were never teens and we never mocekd/got mocked......


    The kids will only know the car is being tracked, if the teens tells his friends the car is being tracked.

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