Parents monitoring teenagers drving via a black box




View Poll Results :Should parents monitor teenage driving habits via a black box?
Yes (<18 ) 12 52.17%
No (<18 ) 4 17.39%
not sure (<18 ) 0 0%
Yes (18+) 6 26.09%
No (18+) 1 4.35%
not sure (18+) 0 0%
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Boots
 
December 17th, 2005  
Duty Honor Country
 
 

Topic: Parents monitoring teenagers drving via a black box


I remember a story on this a few months ago. I guess there is back box designed for cars. The device can monitor speeds and distances. The more advanced ones have a GPS. Some people want one in all cars to use in the event of accidents. Parents think of it as a good way to keep tabs on their teenager's driving habits. Read more below

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main...14/wbox14.xml&

Anyways, how do people feel about this. Should parents moritor teenage driving habits via a black box? This poll is divided into 2 age groups; 17 and under and 18 and older. Please vote according to your age group.
December 17th, 2005  
Chief Bones
 
 

Topic: Parents need to be PARENTS.


In this age of drugs, booze, sex and Aids parents need to start acting like PARENTS. If there is a tool that makes this job just a little bit easier that does not hinder the childrens ability to still carry out responsible pursuits - why not?

Parents would be able to make spotchecks to assure themselves that their children are not up to mischief without having to embarass the children just by downloading a "dump" from the little black box.

Children would know that their parents really care what is happening in their children's lives.

I suppose that there WILL be those that will oppose this technology because they will view it as an invasion of privacy.

I AM NOT ONE OF THOSE.

Far too many people have lost site of one basic FACT of life. Children are children NOT adults. As such, it is a parents' responsibility to raise their children and to protect them to the best of their abilities until such time as the child becomes an adult and leaves the nest.
December 17th, 2005  
bulldogg
 
 
I second that motion Chief.
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December 18th, 2005  
tomtom22
 
 
Sure, why not? If technology allows such a thing, then lets give parents all the tools that can help them in doing a difficult job. To those who say it's an invasion of privacy, I say that right comes when you are an adult, until then you are the responsibility of your parents.
December 19th, 2005  
USAFBoy
 
 
Hell yeah!
December 19th, 2005  
Bory
 
 
My parents don't need it. They can tell somehow I've done something wrong just by looking at me or by being in the same room as me. It really freaks me out
December 20th, 2005  
bulldogg
 
 
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December 20th, 2005  
Chief Bones
 
 
Hey Buldogg I want in on this one - he'd be a pushover. heeheehee
December 21st, 2005  
mzspaztastic
 
 
a lot of teens are opposed to this because it "invades privacy". the fact is, if you're under 18, tough luck. you're lucky your parents want to make sure you're okay. and honestly, the parents investing in it probably know it's necessary. so, dont put your parents in a position to need one, and if you do, you'll figure out the positive impact in a few years. i'm 23 now, and i can fully admit my parents knew what was right. i also understand the phrase, "it's your friends i don't trust, not you".
December 21st, 2005  
Bory
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by bulldogg
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