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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by slappzilla, Apr 18, 2011.

  1. slappzilla

    slappzilla Active Member
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    My wife and I like to keep track of our teenager via his cell phone.

    We used to use instamapper, but he recently figured out that we were watching where he was with that and learned how to disable it.

    Is there any free, undetectable tracking apps that exist? I've found tons of ones you have to pay for that range from $50-$300.

    I don't think there is, but figured I'd come here and ask first.
     

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  2. J_Droid23

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    Unless this teenager is like 13.. that's kind of creepy.
     
  3. Richard-SSV

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    Creepy or not, if I'm the one paying for the phone and the teenager lives under my roof, tacking his phone is just part of the deal that he must accept. If he doesn't like it he can pay for his own phone and rent.

    Case in point, when we got our 14 year old son a laptop we told him up front that we would be monitoring it and using software to block certain sites. When and if this becomes a problem for him in the future he can give us the laptop back and pay for his own internet service should he decide he doesn't like our rules. That's just the way it is!
     
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  4. shawn1224

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    How is it creepy?

    I have a 16 yr old daughter and I would like to keep tabs on her as well. I'm trying not to invade her privacy but as a parent, my number 1 responsibility is the safety of my kids. That and I'll be damned if I'm a grand father @ 37.
     
  5. slappzilla

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    My kid is 16, and just got his license. I want to make sure he's not taking the car places he's not supposed too.
     
  6. greg4android

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    How are most teenagers gonna pay for their own phone and rent? (especially a 14 year old)

     
  7. shawn1224

    shawn1224 Ex CEO-DNPSEA foundation
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    Has anyone tried AT&T Family Map

    Meaning he doesn't have much of a choice so he has to accept the rules as they are.
     
  8. greg4android

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    Is this phone an INSPIRE (being as you are posting in the INSPIRE forum)?

    If so, you can track the phone at using htc-sense. If the phone is registered on the website, you can logon on to the website, and pin-point
    the exact location of the phone.

     
  9. slappzilla

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    ^ it is an Inspire.

    Can you link me to where on the website I would do this? I am logged into att.com and cannot find where to do this.
     
  10. greg4android

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    Its not on ATT.

    Its a feature of HTC (the phone manufacturer).

    Check it out at

    https://www.htcsense.com/us/

    You;ll have to register for an account, then you'll have to register the phone on the website.

    I think you'll have to leave the HTCSENSE option in the phone on auto-sync (this might disable the phone location update if turned off...(and this might be an issue if your teen finds out how to turn it off).

     
  11. slappzilla

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    ^ did that, signed up, synced up the phone and everything, and where you go to find the location, it keeps saying

    "We did not receive the location from your device. It may be switched off, not connected to the network or the service may be busy at this time. Please try again later."

    Nevermind, it worked. Thanks dude!
     
  12. Richard-SSV

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    My point exactly. I guess they'll just have to abide by my rules. :D
     
  13. greg4android

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    I believe the GPS service has to remain "ON" as well to pinpoint the location.


     
  14. juice421

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    I have to agree with J_Droid23 on this. I understand you are free to parent how you please, and yes …this isn’t my kid. But geez, I think you’re just causing the kid to rebel even more, because he has a Gestapo agent for a parent.
     
  15. th3goob

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    wow some very protective parents on here my brother (9 years old) has no limits on his phone or anything he just knows what he should do and what he shouldnt do(he has a iphone.) im 17 and also have no limits my parents dont track me,put limits on my stuff or anything.
     
  16. striketrue

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    This is not a parenting forum. The man had a question and it was answered. No one cares about your opinions
     
  17. Kelmar

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    Different parenting techniques are needed for different children and for different geographical locations.


    Fortunately, everyone who comes to this forum is allowed to have an opinion (even if it's one that we agree or don't agree with). No reason to be rude in the meantime. :)



    I know that the OP already found a solution but perhaps a different option would be to track the car in case he "accidentally" leaves his phone at home (which probably isn't the case).
     
  18. blazeplacid

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    use google latitude

    its free, but you need a gmail account.

    which is ok, cuz you can make an account just for latitude.

    Anyways, latitude is already on your phone. Go to google maps app and then hit menu, there you will see latitude.

    Set it up and you are good to go.

    You can even ping the person to "make" them check in. Its accurate down to the block or two.
     
  19. chief113

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    He disabled it? I would take the phone away.
     
  20. chief113

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    I hate to tell you this, but if your parents are giving a nine year old a phone, they are bad parents. That's the problem today. Parents want to be friends either their kids.
     
  21. th3goob

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    no they gave him a phone because he is responsible,doesnt go over minutes,doesnt go over his data cap, asks before downloading apps, texts us to pick him up from friends houses. and he had his first phone at the age of 7, and was doing the same thing with that phone at that age
     
  22. chief113

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    Absolutely no need for a child to own a phone.
     
  23. th3goob

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    maybe your child isnt responsible, or maybe you dont understand... but its smart for kids to have cell phones...
     
  24. Manueljoshua

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    Well if your kid has an android, then I recommend "Marco Phono". Once you install it on your kids android, then it will send you regular text message updates on your kids location. It makes me as a parent feel a little better about letting my kid go to his "friends house". I think anyone who's kid has an android should check it out. You yourself don't need an android, just a phone that receives text messages. And at less than a dollar, it didn't hurt my wallet ;)
     

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