what can a parent do to try to prevent wandering?

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mystic
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what can a parent do to try to prevent wandering?

Postby mystic » Sun Mar 01, 2015 9:31 am

Hello, can anyone tell me all the things I can try to prevent my 15 year old son from leaving the home without us knowing please?

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Re: what can a parent do to try to prevent wandering?

Postby noelm » Thu Mar 05, 2015 6:47 am

No idea myself, but have you considered getting a therapy dog? If you can't control your son, may be the dog will prevent him from wandering, or you can use GPS locator tagged clothing.

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Re: what can a parent do to try to prevent wandering?

Postby mystic » Thu Mar 05, 2015 9:13 am

Thanks but no he doesn't like dogs and with any GPS the problem will be to get him to knowingly take it with him.

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Re: what can a parent do to try to prevent wandering?

Postby noelm » Thu Mar 05, 2015 11:08 am

You don't have to carry it. I believe, it is stitched in or something. Check their website.
Frankly, you will have to do something. Limitations are present in almost everything. I personally try to figure out how I can overcome it.
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Re: what can a parent do to try to prevent wandering?

Postby mystic » Thu Mar 05, 2015 11:24 am

Problem with our son is he doesn't wear everything we buy for him, he's always been very picky, if I should find something else I will post back here, thanks!

AutismClassroom
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Re: what can a parent do to try to prevent wandering?

Postby AutismClassroom » Fri Mar 06, 2015 11:41 pm

I just saw this article a few days ago about clothing with GPS... http://observer.com/2015/03/news-anchor ... stic-kids/

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Re: what can a parent do to try to prevent wandering?

Postby delekatala » Tue Mar 10, 2015 11:20 pm

I just watched this video and it was so perfect for your question I registered just to link it to you!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqRYXukGnQQ
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Re: what can a parent do to try to prevent wandering?

Postby mystic » Wed Mar 11, 2015 8:23 am

Thanks for the links guys, unfortunately, my son will not knowingly wear any clothing with trackers and he chooses what he wants to wear and not what we give to him.

That video and story is very informative [thanks] but nothing in that video will help my 15 year old.

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Re: what can a parent do to try to prevent wandering?

Postby kulkulkan » Wed Mar 11, 2015 11:14 am

A GPS watch maybe? It can be a cool gadget if your son is into it. Unfortunately the new Apple Watch doesn't have GPS, but there are a number of other ones that do.

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Re: what can a parent do to try to prevent wandering?

Postby mystic » Wed Mar 11, 2015 11:19 am

Thanks, I will look into it but he doesn't wear watches, maybe I can look into something into his phone.

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Re: what can a parent do to try to prevent wandering?

Postby dragondad » Thu May 07, 2015 5:11 pm

Home security systems can be set up so if a door is opened the control panel makes an audible sound. My brother's will say "front door" or "back door" every time that door is opened, so even if he is in the other part of the house he knows if someone went out and which door.

Regarding GPS, if your son always takes his phone, set up a find my phone app. Not sure how android works, they probably have something similar, but apple phones have a "find my iphone" app, and all devices registered under a particular iTunes id show up. It cannot be disabled or deleted from any of the devices unless you know the iTunes password. For example, my phone, my wife's, MIL and spare phone we let our oldest take are all registered to one iTunes account. When I open "find my iphone" it shows on a map where all the registered and active devices are, you can then select one to zoom in on for it's precise location. I once in a while will see where my wife is if she has been gone a very long time for a short errand and is not answering her phone. Usually she is at a friend's and her phone is in the car. When you do this it does not make any indication on the subject device that you are looking at it's whereabouts. So as long as the person has the device and does not have the password to disable the app, you can track it. You also do have the option to ping the device, which will then make an audible noise. so you can physically find it.

Good luck!

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Re: what can a parent do to try to prevent wandering?

Postby mystic » Thu May 07, 2015 5:19 pm

Ok, will look into this, thank you very much!


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