Is Life 360 Too Controlling?

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Is Life 360 Too Controlling?

Haley Owens (12), holds her cellphone with the Life360  app open.

Haley Owens (12), holds her cellphone with the Life360 app open. "This app can be very helpful for parents, and can aid as another way for parents to know their children are safe." This app was created in 2008, and has came a long way since then in its way to help parents know where their children are,

Haley Owens (12), holds her cellphone with the Life360 app open. "This app can be very helpful for parents, and can aid as another way for parents to know their children are safe." This app was created in 2008, and has came a long way since then in its way to help parents know where their children are,

Haley Owens (12), holds her cellphone with the Life360 app open. "This app can be very helpful for parents, and can aid as another way for parents to know their children are safe." This app was created in 2008, and has came a long way since then in its way to help parents know where their children are,

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These days technology runs everything and most people can not live without it. Some people use it for social media and some use it for a business, but now many parents are using an app called Life360 where they can track their kids and even see how fast they are driving.

Some students feel as if this is a burden on them and that the app shows their parents too much about them. The parents feel like this app helps them know where their kid is and helps them know that they are okay at all times.

“I feel as if this app is good for parents, but at the same time tells my parents too much information about what I am doing.” Brantley Moss (11).

If the parents have the premium version of the app they are able to see how fast they drive, their phone use, and even if they break too hard. This app is designed to show parents pretty much every move of their child. If they are driving it will show a driving report whenever they are done driving.

The app is $7.99 a month or $69.00 for a yearly subscription, if the parent wants more advanced features. What the app does is both the parent and the child download it and have it on their phones. The parent will be able to track where the child is at every moment, and see how long they were there.

“My mom does not have the app, but she still likes to check in and make sure I am okay every now and then” Abby Bishop (11).

Some parents do not have this app and do just text their child and make sure they are okay instead of tracking them, but some parents do want to take precaution and make sure their child is okay.

The app even shows the battery percentage on the other person’s phone which could be important because the parent could know if their child’s phone is dead or not if they try to call and the might not answer.

“I have had the app since I was in 9th grade, and it really has not bothered me, but I do not have to have it my senior year.” Karlee Back (11).

Some students have had it all four years of high school and some have never even had it, so it depends on the parent and how they feel about the app.

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