SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — A company called If You Can has launched a new app to help parents monitor the whereabouts of their children. The app, called “CatchMe“, lets parents track their kids, presumably using GPS and other location systems.
The app runs in stealth mode, which is my first problem with it. It’s not like the “Find My Friends” iPhone app, where users can opt in to allow others to monitor.
If your kid is old enough to have a smartphone, it strikes me that they are old enough to at least be informed whether they’re being tracked. It’s really questionable to me, but I think the average parent should at least think twice before installing this app in their kids’ smartphone.