When I grew up, we were living on the country side. Back then, we didn’t have mobile phones or modern communication, just the landlines. And that made it difficult to communicate sometimes. When I was staying with my friends, my parents had to call my friends parents, and when we were playing outside they always wanted to know where I’d be. It’s much easier these days to stay updated. With apps like family locator.
In this day and age, the world can be a terrifying place, especially if you have a family with kids. You never know what can happen nowadays when the family separates every morning to go about their daily routines, so it's nice to know that app developers are finding new ways to keep our families safe and out of harm's way.
Our favorite aspect of Family Locator is that you are never really out of the loop on where your family is because the GPS tracker will show you anytime you need to feel that sense of peace and calm.
Although there are those out there who might use this app to violate the privacy of their friends or family, the app indeed does offer quite a lot of great safety features to protect the ones you love most.
If you are a parent who's ever been waiting around the house well after your child was supposed to return from being out with friends or at school, then you know that terrible gripping fear that takes over.
Your knees start to shake, your stomach is in knots, all because you can't get a hold of your child and have no idea where they are. Now, if you ever have a fear that one of your family members is lost or in danger, you can open the family locator map and see their location in real time.
Another way to use the app to keep track of your family members is to create a "circle" which is a group of loved ones who you can reach out to and communicate with through the Family Locator app.
There's nothing more terrifying than having a spouse who travels on the road frequently or having a teenager with a fresh license. It can be daunting to imagine that your loved one could find themselves injured in a wreck with no way to contact you or let you know what's happened.
Fortunately, when you download Family Locator, you are also making sure that everyone in your tightly knit circle will always have an eye in the sky while they're driving. If for some unfortunate reason they are involved in a car accident, the app will notify you as well as the authorities. Now you can rest at ease knowing that someone is watching over your loved one when you cannot be there.
This is where things get a little tricky. Location history is one of the many features of the app which lets you check out where your family members or friends have been according to the app.
Now, we know what you're probably thinking, this is a disaster waiting to happen with jealous spouses or overprotective mothers. However, you must consider the safety implications this brings up.
Consider the terrifying event of your child being abducted or lost in an unfamiliar area. The app will keep track of their comings and goings so that you can track them down and get them home safely.
There is one significant issue with apps like Family Locator, and that is the inevitable abusive use of the app by overprotective parents and controlling spouses.
If you have kids and you are using the app to know they are safe and keep an open, direct line of communication while you are apart, then great, you're using the app the way it's intended.
But if you are planning to download Family Locator on your device just so you can spy and play puppeteer with your loved ones, then perhaps you should take a good hard look at why you want to download it?