I am always worried about my children, more so when they are not with me. Now they are still quite young that they never really go out of my sight, YET! Even when out playing, they are just across the road and my neighbour texts me. However, Lucas is coming up for 8 this year and yes that’s still young, but he will want to be a bit more independent and I want to be prepared for it. He doesn’t have a phone, but I’m sure he will get a phone as he gets older. Would I put a Family Locator App like the one Folr have designed? Truthfully? Yes I would.
I didn’t have a great time growing up. At school, with friend and especially as a teenager. A lot of the time my parents didn’t know where I was, but would I have liked them too? Probably not, but knowing they could know and could help me, would probably have made me feel a lot more secure than I did. I witnessed a few things I shouldn’t have as a child and like all parents I want to keep my child safe and this app I feel would give me one step in doing that. What about you?
Folr is a location-tracking application which is free to download and offers real-time information on the location of the device that the app is installed on. This could be your child, husband, parents, etc anyone who thinks it’s a good idea for you to be able to track them. It’s simple and easy to setup and works well.
It took me minutes to setup once I installed it. I put in a couple of details and it was ready to go. You can see who is following you and I love that you can see your location history.
Your Folr location starts off like the above and within seconds it locates exactly where you are and brings up the address. It really is simple, it could not be any simpler. It works and it’s easy, what more do you need from this app? I really like it, I haven’t tested it with the kids as I said before they don’t have phones, but I did test it between hubby and I. No issues, we could tell where each other were and it was a lot of fun.
From a children’s point of view, I think if you speak to them about it before hand and explain why it’s on there and what you will use it for, I think they will respect your honesty and not feel like it’s an intrusion of their privacy. I wish I’d had it growing up to be honest. But then, I also don’t want to install my fears on them. It’s a tough decision and one I will be taking my time to consider and discussing it with my husband. They are still young. For now, I give this a thumbs up and think it’s a really good idea. Especially if your child needs that little bit extra supervision or I help look after an old guy, I’m putting it on his phone if he agrees to it. I think it would be good for his peace of mind too.
I’d love to know how you feel about this?
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