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6 Feb 2024

Gen Z Embraces Family Location Sharing Apps

Gen Z teens [are increasingly using](https://www.newscientist.com/article/2414401-lab-engineered-cow-cells-could-slash-the-cost-of-cultured-meat/) apps like [Life360](https://www.google.com/search?q=life360&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8) and Apple's FindMy for security, causing a surge in downloads with Life360's U.S. user base doubling since 2021. These apps are used for various activities including driving and dating, but they may provide a false sense of security to parents. The trend reflects modern parenting practices and the impact of constant news access on youth anxiety.