Young People Have No Qualms About Tracking Their Significant Other, a Survey Says

Perhaps you have done this before. Maybe you have done this even more than once. The one you have come to love and cherished has left the phone on the dining room table and gone out to run errands. You know the password to said phone, and in you go. Perhaps you find something. Perhaps you find nothing. But after secretively infiltrating, is the relationship ever quite the same again?

For a hefty percentage of young people, that may not matter. The results of a survey unveiled Thursday indicates that 46 percent of Australians, ranging from the ages of 16 to 24, thought that it was acceptable, at least to some degree, to monitor their significant others using technology unbeknownst to them. Such tracking may involve anything from a surreptitious peek at a gadget to installing covert tracking software on it, just to verify the whereabouts of the significant other

GPS- tracking-significant-othersIt may be apt to think that 16 to 24-year olds have scarcely developed the maturity to navigate the conditions of relationships. However, they did grow up with technology at their fingertips. With the normalcy and ubiquity of technology, it would not be surprising that anything technology can do is perfectly fine to utilize in this way.

84 percent of the representative sample felt it was a serious endeavor to monitor someone if the person is unaware of the tracking. However, the popular attitude maintains that if one can successfully monitor the person without getting caught, then it is perfectly acceptable.

The study was conducted by the Victoria Health Promotion Foundation in 2013. These results came to light from a broader analysis of young peoples’ attitudes in respect to violence against women. Twenty-five percent of these young respondents believed that violence against one’s partner could be forgiven provided that there was sincere remorse. Twenty-four percent maintained it could be forgiven if the violence was the result of anger.

Of course, there are companies that offer stalking software, and mSpy is just one example. The company says it can be remarkably useful with respect to parents who want to know where their children are. However, if you are a troubled lover and use a chat feature on their website to inquire about their product, the answers are likely to encourage you to spy on your significant other.

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