Can I check on my child using Google Latitude?

Leigh Anne Coffey April 13, 2011
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If I download this on my phone and I want to check up on my child, but I do not want her to know, does she have to have it in order for it to work? Does it work on HTC touch screen Samsung?

  1. Anonymous
    April 20, 2011 at 9:23 am

    Go to Google's Latitude website,, login into your account
    Then it'll show a text bar, type your cell phone number and click send to my cell phone or something like that
    Right after that, you'll receive a sms with some instruction, basically you have to accept the invitation and thats it, you'll be able to track the cell phone on that PC using Google Earth.
    Open Google Earth and start to track it, it'll appear right away

    You can only track others' cellphones if they share that possibility with you. Otherwise imagine the privacy issues involved with anyone being able to track anyone else's cellphones!You can only track cell phone signals of others that have enabled you to track their signal using Google Latitude or another third-party site.

    How To Trace a Mobile Phone Location with Google Latitud

  2. silentstorm
    April 20, 2011 at 3:28 am

    Google latitude tracks your general location, and posts that information to anyone listed as a friend in the settings. Every few months, the user email address will get a notice from Google reminding them that they are being tracked. In this same email, it gives them a one-click url to disable the tracking feature. (Therefore, in my opinion, not a good way to track your kids).

    As an alternative, I would suggest you use Lookout Mobile. It is primarily an antivirus program, however it also allows has a few other features, one of which is the ability to locate the phone. If, at a moment, you question where your child is, you can login to te website, and click "Find my phone." Within the next minute, it will pinpoint the location within a range of about 1500ft, then in the next 2-4 minutes, pinpoint the location to less than 10ft.