Your Places: How Qustodio Can Help Your Family Balance Freedom and Safety
We've already brought you Family Locator so you can see where your kids have been. Now we're pleased to introduce Your Places – a brand new feature from Family Locator to help you digitally parent with even more confidence:
What can I expect from Your Places?
Your Places is a feature within Family Locator that uses geofencing technology, acting as a virtual 'fence' that helps you keep track of where your kids are. That means you'll be able to save your family's favorite and frequently visited places (home, school, grandma's house, for example) and you'll receive a notification whenever family members come and go from one of Your Places.
How do I use Your Places on my device?
Getting started with Your Places couldn't be simpler! First of all, make sure all of your devices are running the latest version of Qustodio and that all geolocation settings are correctly configured. You'll now be able to set your first place directly from the Family View within Family Locator. Additionally, you can choose any recently reported location from your child's Location Timeline and add it to Your Places. Read our help article for more help on getting started with Your Places.
How can mobile tracking fit into my family life?
The great thing about Your Places means that once it's set up, you can let Qustodio take care of the rest. There's no need to be constantly checking where your kids are—you'll be in the know whenever they're on the go with their phone. This means that your children will actually experience a greater sense of freedom, and so will you! Qustodio lets you know with effortless ease where your family is without being invasive and that's great news for everyone!
The Expert Opinion
Perhaps you hadn't considered location tracking before or thought of it as too intrusive, especially for teens. We're parents too, and have the same concerns as you, which is why we always have our panel of parenting experts on hand to advise us! We asked one of our experts, licensed Clinical Psychologist Nicole Beurkens, Ph.D. to offer her opinion on how parents should use this type of technology to their best advantage:
"Qustodio’s Family Locator feature helps parents ensure their children’s physical and digital safety while also fostering a sense of responsibility and independence. It does this by letting parents monitor their child’s location when they are younger and instilling them with habits that will stick with them as they grow up. As a psychologist and a parent, it’s this flexibility of the feature, its ability to adapt to all ages and stages of digital resilience, that I appreciate most."
Try it today for free
Haven’t tried Qustodio yet? Sign up for free today to experience the freedom and safety of Your Places for your family!