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Mum admits she wants to put tracking app on 27-year-old daughter's phone

Mum admits she wants to put tracking app on 27-year-old daughter's phone

She's asked for advice on how she might be able to convince her daughter to go along with it

A mum has admitted she wants to put a tracking app on her 27-year-old daughter's phone.

The mum said that her daughter laughed when she suggested it to her, so she's now reached out to the community on Mumsnet for advice.

She explained that her daughter is going travelling in Asia, and so she asked the community if they knew of any good tracking apps that she could use to keep tabs on her.

The mum said she couldn't see the problem with it.
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In the post, the mum wrote: "I'm asking for information and your experience with this. What is the name of a good app? How have you used them?

"My daughter is off travelling soon for 6- 9 months approx. Going to Bangkok to start with, Vietnam and so on. She's mid-twenties 27? hard to remember.

"So yesterday I mentioned a tracker app, as a friend had suggested it to me, and she just laughed. Think I may be able to persuade her.

"Your suggestions on how to convince her would be fab please. Why would she be likely to resent it? I can't imagine the issue with it.

"Any info would be helpful. Many thanks."

First of all, 'mid-twenties 27? hard to remember'... Come on, mum.

Secondly, a lot of people were baffled by the fact she couldn't see why her fully-grown daughter might object to being tracked.

Her daughter is travelling around Asia.
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Commenting on the post, one person said: "She's an adult. You need to let her be independent. There is absolutely no way in hell that I'd let anyone track me like that and it will just feed your anxiety."

While another wrote: "Are you serious? You have no right to do this."

And a third added: "She wants her privacy and she's a grown adult. You should respect that.

"I understand that you'll worry or spend time wondering about where she is but she's not a pre-teen who is new to going out alone so don't pressure her into it."

However, others weren't so dead against it, with some suggesting a compromise might be to let the daughter decide when to have such an app active.

"I think it's a brilliant idea to set it up and let her manage it so if there was a reason she felt she needed it she could just enable it," one person commented.

"The key thing is she's in control of when she's tracked. I know it kind of defeats the object but it's a good compromise."

One commenter suggested that she ask her daughter to contact her 'once a week', to which the mum said she was 'going to consider this', calling it a 'nice idea'.

Featured Image Credit: Cavan Images / Alamy Stock Photo / Tetiana Vitsenko / Alamy Stock Photo

Topics: Life, Technology, Parenting