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MobileJosh
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What are your thoughts on the Life 360 thing?
So my brother and his wife have their whole family on a thing called Life 360. For those who don’t know about it (like me until a few days ago), it’s an app where you can keep track of everybody’s exactly location at all times. Initially I thought cool, always know where your teenagers are. Then the more I thought about it, and thought about my time in high school, I got to thinking how bad it would have sucked for my parents to know exactly where I was at any given moment. I’m now of the opinion that its an overreach. Kids need at least some space and privacy to make their own decisions and grow into the person they’re supposed to be. Thoughts?
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JetsetNuggs
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re: What are your thoughts on the Life 360 thing?
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it’s an app where you can keep track of everybody’s exactly location at all times


yeah, I'm gonna go ahead and say frick that


yellowfin
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re: What are your thoughts on the Life 360 thing?
Nope


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LSUJML
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re: What are your thoughts on the Life 360 thing?
Not a big deal
If I ever have kids I plan on micro chipping them like I did my dog


CollegeFBRules
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re: What are your thoughts on the Life 360 thing?
Keeping your children under constant surveillance every second of every day suffocates them on their journey to adulthood. You can be involved without doing such. Trust the way you raised them, but give them freedom to grow on their own and screw up.
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Riseupfromtherubble
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re: What are your thoughts on the Life 360 thing?
I don't have kids.

I would've hated that as a teenager, but don't see why it's a bad thing as a parent.

I think back to all of the stupid shite I did in high school, how many times I got in a vehicle with someone under the influence, etc and it's a wonder I'm still alive.

That was all pre smart phone and text message era which makes teenage driving infinitely worse.

Ideally you would raise your kids to where they don't feel the need to lie to you and have nothing to hide as far as where they're at.
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Riolobo
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re: What are your thoughts on the Life 360 thing?
If I had a daughter I would sign up. Too many sick people roaming around.


MobileJosh
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re: What are your thoughts on the Life 360 thing?
I agree. My brother scoffed it off and said that all kids were on it nowadays.


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Clint Eastwood
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re: What are your thoughts on the Life 360 thing?
The only people I know that have that are couples that don’t trust each other to be faithful. They might say it’s innocent but it ain’t. My coworker gets a notification every time his wife leaves the house. She just so happened to be cheating on him a few years back.


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castorinho
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re: What are your thoughts on the Life 360 thing?
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Keeping your children under constant surveillance every second of every day suffocates them on their journey to adulthood. You can be involved without doing such. Trust the way you raised them, but give them freedom to grow on their own and screw up.
only if you use it as a control center and you're watching constantly.


LegendInMyMind
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re: What are your thoughts on the Life 360 thing?
For kids, it is fine and helpful.

No grown person should want that on their phone. I've refused and been in a couple arguments over it. The answer is always "Nope".


Areddishfish
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re: What are your thoughts on the Life 360 thing?
This is basically that episode of Black Mirror


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yatesdog38
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re: What are your thoughts on the Life 360 thing?
It is only gonna depend on how you use it. I mean if you never use it and your wife is missing for 3 days it might be cool to know where she went so then would be a good time to use it. But if you are glued to your phone and using the app like tracking your fam like you would some ubereats when they about to deliver you a double bacon cheese burger some fries and wings cause you got the munchies then I would say you aren't doing it right... Just my 2 cents


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The Shed
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re: What are your thoughts on the Life 360 thing?
In today's world, it's a very good thing to have. Parents shouldn't be worried about hurting their kids feelings. You are their parents, not their friends.


CollegeFBRules
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re: What are your thoughts on the Life 360 thing?
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only if you use it as a control center and you're watching constantly.


Which is what a lot of parents will do.

Living carries risk. We’ve become so risk adverse nowadays, unfortunately, that we justify surveillance as intent to keep safe. It carries implications far and wide.


Salmon
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re: What are your thoughts on the Life 360 thing?
at this moment, I don't think its necessary

now ask me in about 8 years when my kids become teenagers and I might have a different opinion



Riseupfromtherubble
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re: What are your thoughts on the Life 360 thing?
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No grown person should want that on their phone. I've refused and been in a couple arguments over it. The answer is always "Nope".


Yea, if say for instance a girlfriend wanted me to share my location indefinitely I would take it as a sign of mistrust and it wouldn't sit easy with me. I could pull up my mom's location, siblings location, and several of my buddies locations right now on my iphone if I wanted to because we have shared location before nadjust never turned it off. That said, I haven't looked at it in months.


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elcid
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re: What are your thoughts on the Life 360 thing?
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LegendInMyMind
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re: What are your thoughts on the Life 360 thing?
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now ask me in about 8 years when my kids become teenagers and I might have a different opinion

We will surely have chips by then.


PCRammer
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re: What are your thoughts on the Life 360 thing?
My wife follows it on ours boys phones, 13 and 15. Once they turn 18 (still in high school) she'll probably take it off. Give them a little freedom to frick around.

She busted the 15yo a couple times for lying to her a couple years back. He was just sneaking out at a friends place overnight. I told him he was dumb as shite because all he had to do was leave his phone behind...she would have never known. It was unfathomable to him to leave his phone behind...like he didnt even realise that was possible.


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