1. Dan Sorgen's Avatar
    Hi CrackBerry community,

    I got a used Z10 on eBay to communicate with our sixth grader when she gets out of school.

    My wife would also like us to be able to see where she is, if need be.

    Does anyone know of any apps we can install to be able to see where her device is in real time? We both have iPhones and computers, of course, but after poking around a little it seems like everything I search for is a spy app. I'm wondering if I'm using the wrong search terms.

    Thank you in advance for your assistance.

    Dan
    11-06-18 12:46 AM
  2. rarsen's Avatar
    If I remember it was part of the BlackBerry Protect in the settings, where you can locate the handset if the Location Services are turned on. GL
    11-06-18 10:44 AM
  3. Dan Sorgen's Avatar
    Thanks, Rarsen, I'll check that out!
    11-06-18 05:37 PM
  4. stlabrat's Avatar
    BBM should have locational tracking capability.
    "https://crackberry.com/how-share-your-location-bbm-0‎
    Whether you are using BBM (BlackBerry Messenger) on a BlackBerry 10 smartphone, an Android device or an iPhone, sharing your location should be uniformed now that BBM 2.0 has rolled out (with BlackBerry users getting v3.0). ... The feature, which is new for Android and iOS users in ..."
    11-07-18 08:43 AM
  5. markus2107's Avatar
    BB Protect is OK, but not really designed for that task. I don't know how precisely you want to "track" your child. If it's just something to look up the position if you're worried, it works quite well. But it's not for continuously tracking.

    Also keep in mind, that this feature might get turned off by the end of 2019, if you're thinking about a longterm solution.
    11-07-18 04:03 PM
  6. EFats's Avatar
    GPS Tracker should do it.
    I want the same thing but for family to track me when I'm wandering. I didn't want to hand out my BlackBerry Protect credentials.
    11-09-18 10:23 AM
  7. bb10adopter111's Avatar
    GPS Tracker should do it.
    I want the same thing but for family to track me when I'm wandering. I didn't want to hand out my BlackBerry Protect credentials.
    Just FYI, your carrier might have a paid service for tracking family members, if all else fails.

    Posted with my trusty Z10
    12-01-18 10:41 AM
  8. jamescarruthers's Avatar
    Creepy

    Posted via CB10
    03-18-19 03:55 AM
  9. anon(5597702)'s Avatar
    Agreed, creepy.

    Posted via CB10
    03-20-19 07:45 PM
  10. Bbnivende's Avatar
    Used Z10 ???
    03-20-19 07:48 PM
  11. anon(5597702)'s Avatar
    I have been using the tracking app for my child's monitoring. Now I can easily track them and know their location. You can also try this one https://spyic.com/phone-spy/how-can-...ages-for-free/
    "Monitoring"...call it spying.

    Posted via CB10
    07-12-19 08:15 AM
  12. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    I think knowing what your 6th grader is doing on a mobile devices is just good parenting...

    But I see nothing wrong with it being clear to both parties that monitoring is happening.
    07-12-19 08:24 AM
  13. anon(5597702)'s Avatar
    Mack made it clear that his daughter does not know there's tracking. What happened to having a conversation with your kids instead of bandaid solutions that will erode parent-child trust down the road. (The kids will figure it out. They're smarter than us.)

    Posted via CB10
    07-12-19 08:48 AM
  14. anon(5597702)'s Avatar
    Should be mandatory viewing for any parent wanting to track their child without them knowing it: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arkangel_(Black_Mirror)
    07-12-19 08:55 AM
  15. pgg101's Avatar
    since I have an iPad, I ended up buying my daughter an iPhone 7 (used for $300 CDN). I just use that to track her and monitor how much screentime she gets in a day.

    It's not creepy to monitor your child's usage. Two of her friend was also 11 at the time were being groomed by an adult on the internet. Luckily at least 1 of the 2 was smart enough to see it. But my point is we were able to pick up on the one child and we confronted our daughter and speak to her about it. And we were able to let the other child's mother be aware of it. There are a lot of sick old men on the internet always trying to hurt children. It's our jobs to protect our kids.
    Last edited by pgg101; 07-12-19 at 12:59 PM.
    07-12-19 09:38 AM
  16. anon(5597702)'s Avatar
    Exactly, you spoke about the concerns with internet usage and the unfortunate reality that there are predators or creeps out ther. But let me try again: IMO, it's creepy to monitor your child's usage without them being aware of it.
    07-12-19 02:25 PM
  17. pgg101's Avatar
    Exactly, you spoke about the concerns with internet usage and the unfortunate reality that there are predators or creeps out ther. But let me try again: IMO, it's creepy to monitor your child's usage without them being aware of it.
    Oh she knows. Doesn't know the limitations of it all but the mystery should keep her on her toe on what we can and cannot monitor.
    07-12-19 05:13 PM
  18. Wowan's Avatar
    It's an old thread, but who knows — if there is an app for children's screen or gaming time control?
    My daughter used to watch YouTube on Z30 for hours, and it's really hard to control when she's alone.

    Posted via CB10
    07-06-20 03:24 AM
  19. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    It's an old thread, but who knows — if there is an app for children's screen or gaming time control?
    My daughter used to watch YouTube on Z30 for hours, and it's really hard to control when she's alone.

    Posted via CB10
    If someone has a kid, and they want to allow them to use a smart device.... phone or tablet. They really need to look a platforms that offer these tools out of the box.

    I can't imagine having one of these back when I was a "kid"....
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    07-06-20 08:44 AM
  20. Chuck Finley69's Avatar
    If someone has a kid, and they want to allow them to use a smart device.... phone or tablet. They really need to look a platforms that offer these tools out of the box.

    I can't imagine having one of these back when I was a "kid"....
    A kid will just go buy the burner Android prepaid smartphone and swap out the SIM card
    07-06-20 12:30 PM
  21. Alexey Gurevski's Avatar
    It's an old thread, but who knows — if there is an app for children's screen or gaming time control?
    My daughter used to watch YouTube on Z30 for hours, and it's really hard to control when she's alone.

    Posted via CB10
    If you are still sure that parental administration is the best way to handle this then I would try to block YouTube's IP on the router at home + choose a limited data plan from your carrier.
    Another option could be to buy a dumbphone but it can be a "good" reason for bullying at school. Как для русскоговорящего, могу посоветовать отличный сайт с "легендами": mobilelegends.ru
    But I agree with most people here that limiting/restricting/forbidding something is not the best way in pedagogy. On the other hand my daughter is only 1 yo, perhaps I'll change my mind later.

    Posted via CB10
    07-06-20 02:09 PM
  22. Chuck Finley69's Avatar
    If you are still sure that parental administration is the best way to handle this then I would try to block YouTube's IP on the router at home + choose a limited data plan from your carrier.
    Another option could be to buy a dumbphone but it can be a "good" reason for bullying at school. Как для русскоговорящего, могу посоветовать отличный сайт с "легендами": mobilelegends.ru
    But I agree with most people here that limiting/restricting/forbidding something is not the best way in pedagogy. On the other hand my daughter is only 1 yo, perhaps I'll change my mind later.

    Posted via CB10
    Don’t stop believing. The parental monitoring can drive teenagers into finding alternative methods. Therefore you end up monitoring only what they want you to see and then you’re clueless about what’s really going on.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    07-06-20 02:17 PM
  23. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    Don’t stop believing. The parental monitoring can drive teenagers into finding alternative methods. Therefore you end up monitoring only what they want you to see and then you’re clueless about what’s really going on.
    Most of us will never be as smart and tech savvy as a teenager.....
    07-06-20 02:32 PM
  24. EFats's Avatar
    If someone has a kid, and they want to allow them to use a smart device.... phone or tablet. They really need to look a platforms that offer these tools out of the box..
    Education is about the best way. There isn't another great option.

    Even with iOS, you'd be amazed what sort of work arounds the kids have found to the screen time feature or anything else that they have an incentive to outwit.
    It's a war and the kids are outsmarting Apple.




    Sent from my BlackBerry 9900 using Tapatalk
    07-08-20 05:33 PM
  25. Chuck Finley69's Avatar
    Education is about the best way. There isn't another great option.

    Even with iOS, you'd be amazed what sort of work arounds the kids have found to the screen time feature or anything else that they have an incentive to outwit.
    It's a war and the kids are outsmarting Apple.




    Sent from my BlackBerry 9900 using Tapatalk
    It’s not even that. Kids will just use another device that doesn’t have controls that you don’t know about.
    07-08-20 06:05 PM

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