Woman shocked by parents’ ‘ridiculous’ request: ‘A huge invasion of your privacy’

A 26-year-old woman is baffled by her parent’s need to track her location at all times. 

She consulted Reddit’s “Am I the A******” forum for advice. Her retired parents started using an app to see where she and her brother are. At first, she didn’t mind but when her parents became increasingly controlling, things took an unexpected turn. 

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“My parents retired a few months ago and they’ve had nothing to do so they’re just on their phones all day,” she wrote. “Whenever I’m not at home, they’ll call me to ask where I am, what I’m doing, why I’m there. A few days ago, I was at a small protest in my town about some local issues, and my parents saw that I’m out on the street not moving. They called me many, many times and I didn’t answer because I couldn’t hear my phone.” 

Then the parents called the police when they couldn’t get a hold of her. 

“After hearing the circumstances, the police told them not to worry,” she explained. “About two hours later, after the protest was over, I saw all the missed calls and called them back. They told me they were worried and that they called the police. I get that they’re worried about me but I’m an adult and I don’t think this is necessary. I uninstalled the app. My parents say I shouldn’t have done that. They say that my brother is fine with it, so it must mean I have something to hide.” 

Reddit users chimed in with their opinions on the situation. 

“Without mutual trust, this is just a pretty sophisticated tracking device and a huge invasion of your privacy,” someone wrote

“Your parents are totally ridiculous,” another commented.

“The problem is in their heads, not between you and them,” a user said. 

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