We just moved into a new neighborhood and are utilizing an app that helps us keep tabs on family members and our ten-year-old son. It has been a great tool to make sure we know where he is at all times. Whether he goes through the neighborhood on his bike or is at a friend's house two streets over, we can see where he is in real-time. It's the Life 360 app and it is one of the best apps on my phone.

Chrissy Townsquare Media
Chrissy Townsquare Media

We originally downloaded the Life 360 app during the lockdown last year to try and keep tabs on my mom. She was sneaking off to a friend's house when she was supposed to stay put at home. Well, that backfired because she figured out how to shut off her locations.

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Getting back to us keeping tabs on Ryan. It really is a great app. It tells us when Ryan "leaves home". That's when he is out of range from the radius of our house. It tells us when he "arrives home" and it tells us his exact location. It also lets us know how fast he is going on his bike. This will come in very handy when, in a few years, he starts driving. If for anything, it gives us peace of mind of where he is at all times. He has to have a cell phone with the Life 360 app installed and we are all on a family network.

This app works well for our family and I'm sure there are other apps out there that do the same thing. But there have been many times already that have helped us locate Ryan in our new neighborhood using this app.

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