Last updated: January 2, 2023
When you are a parent, there is a very complicated moment, it is when you have to let your children go to school or to the nearest bus shelter without you being able to accompany them.
This step, most of the time, necessarily goes well. But it's quite normal that as a parent, we remain worried about this whole situation. Therefore, we can look for solutions to reassure ourselves.
One of the solutions that may seem viable to you is to go through a GPS chip that you could put on your child to be able to follow his monuments if necessary. But is it really legal ? And even if it is legal, is it really desirable?
It is impossible to trace a child with a GPS chip
Well, let's start with a first thing, it is impossible toimplant a GPS chip in your child. Indeed, to put a chip, you will necessarily have to go through a small surgery.
However, we are talking about your child here. Do you really want to do this to him? Most often the answer is no. Especially since, as we will see later in the article, there are a whole host of other ways to do it.
Still not convinced? Keep in mind that this GPS tracker, you will also have to remove it at some point and for that, you will again have to take your child through the surgery box.
Finally, if when he is a child this can be understood and it will not be too embarrassing, when he will become a teenager on the other hand, the question of the morality of such a practice will be able to begin to arise.
Indeed, is it moral to locate his adolescence when it is precisely at this period of life that he must begin to make decisions for himself and develop his moral sense? There is reason to doubt.
Is it even legal?
But then, is it illegal to put a GPS chip on your child? In itself, not really since as long as he is a minor, it is the parental figure who will act as consent for the child. However, as we told you in the past, if it is not necessarily illegal, is it moral good? Also, if the child is able to understand what is going on, would he be okay with all of this.
Chances are not, and that's why we strongly advise you not to think of the GPS chip as a good way to track your children, even if you are distressed by the situation.
In addition, as we have just told you, there are a whole host of other alternatives that allow you to follow up to reassure yourself while making sure to be much less invasive than directly implanting a chip in the organism of your child!
Use GPS trackers
Indeed, the first technique that we are going to advise you if you ever want to follow your child, is touse a GPS unit. The idea is simple, this box continuously sends the position of your child by GPS.
Often, you just have to use a mobile application or a website and you have the position of your child in two clicks. It is certainly a somewhat bulky case, but it fits well in a schoolbag for example.
Therefore, you can follow your child on the way to school or the bus and make sure everything is fine with him. Are you afraid that he will find himself far from his schoolbag and that you will no longer be able to follow him? On the net, you can even find specialized clothing collections to accommodate GPS trackers.
Here, the idea is then very simple, you will have clothes with pockets that you can close and where you will be able to put the GPS tracker so that even if the child is separated from his schoolbag, the tracer always follows him.
Generally, these clothes are made so that this case remains discreet and goes unnoticed in everyday life. You should also know that these clothes are generally suitable for children with autistic disorders.
Thus these clothes are reversible and above all, they have no buttons or zippers in which your child could hurt himself during one of his crises. It is therefore a very good choice if your set suffers from this problem.
Use a mobile app
If your child is young, the GPS tracker is the best solution that you can set up. But if it is older, there is a much more practical and above all easier to use solution. In fact, when they begin to become teenagers, they will necessarily have a cell phone and we can count on them to never leave him during their day and sometimes even at night.
Therefore, instead of burdening yourself with a GPS box that you will have to recharge and that your teenager risks forgetting half the time, why not go directly to your cell phone for GPS tracking ?
Indeed, today there are applications that are quite simple. Generally, their operation is as follows, you download them to the two mobile phones which you will then link.
Then you just have to launch the application to be able to know the GPS position of your child anytime. In addition, there is also the possibility of putting this on standby to give your child freedom.
An even simpler technique via iPhone!
Finally, if you have a iPhone, know that basic, you can activate what is called the family sharing which allows you to track iphone gps location that you linked.
To do this, here is the procedure to follow:
On your child's iPhone
- On your child's iPhone, go to Settings then click on their name at the top.
- Go to Family sharing.
- Press Add family member.
- If your child doesn't have an Apple ID, tap Create a child account. If your child already has an Apple ID, tap Invite people.
- Then choose how to send the invitation using AirDrop, Messages, or Mail.
- Finally, go back to Family Sharing and touch “Location share"
On the parent's iPhone
- On your iPhone, you will receive an invitation. You can then reply directly from the invitation.
- Open theLocate app.
- Finally, tap or click the name of a family member you want to track these trips.
There you go, now you know that put a GPS chip in your child, not only is it ethically complicated, but it is certainly not the only way to be able to follow him in his travels.
Whether through the GPS tracker or via a mobile phone app, you will now be able to let him go alone with a rested mind. You will be able to let him live his life, while being able to check at any time that everything is fine.