Jamie Oliver says the mobile phone app he uses to “spy” on his kids is “brilliant”.

The 43-year-old Chef has revealed he and wife Jools have their three older children connected into an app called Life360, so they can see where they are.

“We use an app to keep track of our kids’ whereabouts,” he told Woman magazine.

“So if one of the girls says, ‘I’m going to Camden Town’ and I can see they’ve gone to Reading, then we have a problem.”

However, it works both ways.

“They can check on me, too, and see how fast I’m driving. It’s brilliant.”

Jamie and Jools, have five children together – Poppy, 16, Daisy 15, Petal, nine, Buddy, eight, and River, two.

Do you agree with using these apps to “spy” on the kids?

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  • I certainly don’t like the idea of spying on my children, even though they need to be kept safe.


  • Anything parents can use to increase safety of their children is great.


  • I think this is a great idea especially when they are little


  • I don’t see a problem with this. It’s a great idea as a parent. What if a child was taken, but they still had their phone? The parents could see where they are and they’d be found quicker.


  • I can understand how they would want to know where their children are at all times. Being celebrities there is always concern of the children’s welfare. I like also that they can check on their parents driving speed.


  • I don’t do it but can understand why some parents would. I guess Jamie and Jools have a brood and need to keep track of them whereas I only have one! If I wanted to I could check Snapchat location to see where my son is but I haven’t bothered.


  • I would do it for safety reasons


  • I really hope I can just trust my son enough to never feel I need to spy on him.

    • I agree – trust, honesty and respect. Never going to spy!


  • Nothing wrong with keeping kids safe. It might be good to use this app for some kids when the experience has proved it is needed. I don’t use it with my two teenagers, they tell me where they are and they are honest in that.


  • Not a fan of these type of apps. I know someone that tracks her partner! I prefer building trust and responsibility – just seems like big brother to me.


  • Some children lie about where they are going and put themselves and sometimes others at risk. If they get into the trouble the question often asked by the general public is “where were the parents?” Admittedly don’t care which is very sad, but others do and want to keep their children safe


  • I don’t think it’s spying. I think it is making sure your kids are safe


  • Just like lots of other parents :)


  • Yep, I would’ve used something like this if it had been available. Everything you can do to keep your kids safe should be done


  • Sounds good!!


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