Would you put a lo jack on your childs car?

United States
May 23, 2007 11:13am CST
And if you would, will you tell them? I think I will. Not to spy, but the world is so scary sometimes I think it would make me feel better. I would only really use it if all of a sudden she was late for curfew and I couldn't get a hold of her. I would let her know it was there , because I want her to understand that even though you may not tell me the complete truth about where you are going If something happens it is the only way I know where you last where. Thoughts?
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@emarie (5454)
• United States
23 May 07
i might depending if its my car or his (who paid for it) if i paid for the car and its under my name and he did some crap before, i might, but i'll tell him. mostly for emergancies and everything, in case the car gets stollen or her gets into an accident. i hope i'll trust my children to not check it when they're late. my kids are everything to me and i'm only concerned about their safety in the car not where they are to 'spy' on them. i hope they'll understand that.
• United States
23 May 07
Yeah, I mean I really only want it for saftey. How you said you wouldn't use if they were late. I would only use it if they were really late and I was unable to reach them. Just to make sure things are ok.
@wmaharper (2316)
• United States
23 May 07
Yes, definently. I would tell them, so they weren't surprised by it, but I would def. put one on my/thier car. I would use it in the same instances you talked about, if they were very late and I was worried, but I might also use it if I had a hunch that they were lieing to me about thier location. I would tell them that I would use it that way too though. I don't think that children, who are living with me have the right to ultimate privacy. I will always check up on them, and They will know that they will be checked up on. IT's not that I don't believe that they are capable of making the right choice, but teenagers, don't always think clearly all of the time, Lets face it, adults don't either, while they are in my care, it is my responsiblitiy to teach them the right way, and to make sure they follow that path. Having said that, I think there needs to be balance as well, you can't follow your children around, waiting for them to mess up, so you can catch them, and you also have to let them make some mistakes. I think finding the balance between being overprotective and being careless can be difficult, but it's worth pursuing.