I believe it's understandable for a parent to be concerned about their children's safety, especially as they get older and start traveling alone. Have you looked into cell phone tracking devices? If your daughter already owns a cell phone this may come in handy. Sorry I don't know of any other way to track kids' movements (my kids are too young to travel alone right now and are currently being homeschooled). If you find something that's useful please let the rest of us know; take care!
Thanks for your response. Glad to know that I'm not the only one feeling this way.
Yes, I'm currently looking into apps for cell phones with as many features as possible. I'd love to hear your thoughts on how you would approach this topic with your kid and take his/her consent for this.
I guess the way I would approach my kids about this, is to let them know that I'm only doing this for their own safety. Since they would be old enough to understand, I could explain to them about what scary things can and have happened to others while traveling alone, and that in order to protect them, I want them to carry tracking devices that reassure me of their whereabouts. I would also teach them of ways they should protect themselves should they come across any sort of danger (God forbid). I've already taught them about stranger danger when they were younger, I guess I would have to also start teaching them about how to protect themselves as the reach the stage of adulthood.
Thanks again for your reply. That was very helpful. I'll definitely keep that in mind when I bring this topic up with my daughter.
Just a FYI , I posted the same question in another sub-section of the forum to elicit some more thoughts. Here's the link if you're interested in seeing some of the other responses - http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1400751/one-concerned-parent-to-another#post_17613657
Have a great day Rahela!
Thanks I'll look into it!