Archived from groups: alt.cellular.nextel (More info?
"wideglide01" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Previously in alt.cellular.nextel, Doug Jamal
> <email@example.com> proclaimed :
> >On Sat, 15 May 2004 18:07:07 -0400, "Elmo P. Shagnasty"
> ><firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> >>Children have NO privacy other than what's granted by the parents. As
> >>long as the parents have the responsibility, they'll have the authority.
> >>I have kids. They'll do what I say. And if I want to browse through
> >>their stuff or put a GPS on the cell phone I'm paying for or the car I'm
> >>providing, that's my business. If they don't like it, they can move out
> >>and become responsible for themselves.
> >AMEN Brother. I'm with you on this!
> In our case, we got our daughter a cell phone because all of us wanted
> to be able to contact each other anytime we needed to.
> In the case of the GPS, she noticed that there were more and more
> reports in the news of teens being abducted in broad daylight,
> sometimes right in front of their houses. One thing she almost always
> has with her is her cell phone. She knew that the phone had a GPS
> because it was one of the features we pointed out to her when we got
> it for her. She asked how it worked and we explained it to her. The
> original question she asked was if the GPS could find her phone if she
> lost it or got it stolen. The conversation eventually led around to
> her saying it would be a good way to find if her something happened to
> her. However, we didn't know if it could actually *track* the phone,
> hence my original question.
> However, I agree 100% that a kids privacy pretty much ends in the
> bathroom. There are several studies conducted recently where kids
> said that they wished their parents were more strict with them and
> involved themselves with their lives on a parental level and not at
> a "friend" level.
> IMO, if parents were more strict and monitored their kids activities
> more, there wouldn't of been a Columbine or the numerous copycat
> incidents since. Many parents have stopped being authority figures
> and instead, just "senior members of the household who just happen
> to have kids living there too."
You are better off getting her an ATM card and have her carry a receipt
that says she has plenty of money in the bank. Set it up so only a certain
amount of money can be withdrawn at one time. The bank can tell YOU right
over the phone just when and where the card is being used. I have personally
done this with my 15 yr. old to teach her how be responsible. The bank has
told me exactly when and where she was using the card with no special
procedure other than a request over the phone speaking to the bank manager.
She calls me when she is out of money and I transfer more to her for
spending allowance. I always know where she is and what she is doing while
she is living with her mother.