Why Using GPS To Track The Kids Is A Positive Move
February 3, 2017
There are few prospects more terrifying than losing a child. Even for a split second in the grocery store as you realize that you have moved to the next aisle, yet junior is still eyeing the lunchables.
One of the best solutions to this problem has been GPS devices. Technology has improved and the prices of gadgets have fallen, making it the perfect time to get on board.
There is no need to put a chip in their arm, or slap an ankle bracelet on them just yet. For those children who aren’t old enough, or responsible enough, to own a smartphone- enter the GPS watch. The perfect solution for worried parents of children aged 3-12.
You can set up safe zones that alert you when a child steps outside the agreed areas, as well as contact them throughout the day. You can even check out where they’ve been in their day, and get notifications when they reach particular destinations.
While detractors say these watches are an infringement on a child’s privacy, the truth of the matter is that these GPS watches allow you to keep track of your child’s location in order to protect them from danger.
We already have the power, via smartphone, to track our friends and family’s locations, so why should the most vulnerable among us be exempt? Many of these watches have a number of other functions, which prove beneficial to children and ensure they feel engaged with the watch.
Make their safety part of your conversation as you discuss purchasing a GPS watch with them, and allow them their say in the style and type of watch you select. When children are treated with respect and involved in the conversation they are much more likely to be receptive of new ideas.
While no technology can fully protect our children from all of the danger’s in the world, what it can do is provide us with peace of mind as to whether our kids made it to school on time. As we watch our kids grow up and mature, we understand that they need a certain level of freedom in their lives. It’s a normal part of growing up and something every parent needs to come to terms with. With freedom, though, comes responsibility and if parents can ease that transition by keeping tabs of their kids then they should do so.
It can be especially hard to let go of our kids as they enter preschool, then big school, and beyond. This is a time when many little ones start taking the bus, or walking to school in a group. It’s only natural to want to keep track of them, and the added extra of being able to contact them as though they had a phone is great, too.