GPS Teen Tracking Systems

GPS Tracking Interview with Teen


Teen Talks About GPS Tracking Systems

With vehicle tracking devices getting more recognition from parents of teen drivers, it only makes sense that the teens being monitored by the GPS would have an opinion on the technology. The application of using GPS tracking systems to monitor teens has became popular over the past 4 years as GPS systems have became more economical for all consumers. However, with the increase in popularity and growing demand of teen tracking systems a debate has risen about teen privacy rights.

Corissa Brandy a 17 year-old southern California resident was recently interviewed about her thoughts on GPS trackers and how parents use the GPS systems to track their children. Below are the listed GPS tracking system related questions she was given and her answers.

Do Parents Have the Right to use a GPS Tracking System on a Teens Car?

“No, I don’t think they have the right to track my car. That’s an invasion of my privacy and it shows me that they don’t trust me. Their parents didn’t do that to them when they were kids so why should they be able to use a real time GPS tracker on me?”

Do Parents Have the Right to use a GPS Tracking System on Kid Over the Age of 18 If he/or she Still Lives at Home?

“If I don’t agree with my parents putting a tracking system in my car now, I’m certainly not going to be okay with it when I’m a legal adult!”

Do you feel there is a Circumstance in which Parents Should be allowed to use a GPS Tracking System?

“I suppose it would be appropriate to put a GPS vehicle tracker in a kid’s car if they were into drugs or if they had been arrested. If it would help keep them safe then I guess that would be responsible for parenting.”

What are your Overall Thoughts on GPS Tracking Systems?

“In some cases, I could understand why parents would put a GPS tracking system in their kid’s car, but if you’re like me, and have never given your parents any reason not to trust you, then I don’t think it’s necessary. Bottom line is, it’s still an invasion of privacy and should only be used in extreme circumstances.”