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  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
    11-05-18 11:46 PM
  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 09:44 AM
  3. Dan Sorgen's Avatar
    Thanks, Rarsen, I'll check that out!
    11-06-18 04:37 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 07:43 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 03:03 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 09:23 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 09:41 AM
  8. macklearn's Avatar
    Sorry for my late reply here. I have been using an app called cocospy on my iPhone. Now I can easily monitor my daughter's what they are doing and going. The most secret thing is that they don't know that I am tracking them. Great app so far.

    Source: https://www.cocospy.com/blog/track-m...r-knowing.html
    03-17-19 11:39 AM
  9. jamescarruthers's Avatar
    Creepy

    Posted via CB10
    03-18-19 02:55 AM
  10. mh1983's Avatar
    Agreed, creepy.

    Posted via CB10
    03-20-19 06:45 PM
  11. Bbnivende's Avatar
    Used Z10 ???
    03-20-19 06:48 PM
  12. macklearn'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/
    07-12-19 03:17 AM
  13. mh1983'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 07:15 AM
  14. 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 07:24 AM
  15. mh1983'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 07:48 AM
  16. mh1983'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 07:55 AM
  17. 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 11:59 AM.
    07-12-19 08:38 AM
  18. mh1983'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 01:25 PM
  19. 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 04:13 PM

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