Children are precious little members of every family. From the moment they are born, they bring joy to our lives, but they grow up so fast. Once the children are old enough to leave the safety of their house, the real problems begin for parents because all kids love to run around and explore new places. Almost all parents make the same mistake one day; they tend to relax thinking their child is safe. In that brief moment they look away for just a few seconds, their children may run off in any direction and get lost. The moment parents realize that their child is missing, it may already be too late. That’s why it’s wise always to take precautions before something goes wrong.
A child goes missing every 3 minutes in the UK. As many as 140.000 children are reported missing every year, and Home Office reports show that 1.141 children were abducted in 2016 which is a 15 year high. Police forces also stated that non-parental child abduction in the UK has doubled in the last four years. While these statistics are alarming, they also indicate that in today’s world, parents need some extra help in making sure their children are safe at all times. Most of these children are found within minutes or return to their parents on their own, but it is still worrisome for parents that their children can be the target or a sexual predator or a kidnapper. Modern parents equip their children with sophisticated GPS tracking devices designed for children to make sure they are aware of their movements and locate them in the event of an emergency.
Global Positioning System technology has revolutionized how to locate objects and people. Due to the accuracy and stability of the system, tech companies were able to develop tracking devices that can pinpoint the exact location of an object or a person in real-time. Parents can use tracking devices specifically designed for children to enhance their safety and provide additional safeguards such as safe zones, panic button, and event alerts. Sensitive GPS receivers inside the child trackers send regular updates of the location of a child making it easy for parents to observe their movements. Parents can also check the location history feature to check where their child has been throughout the day.
Parents can follow their children everywhere even when they are not by their children’s side by using a mobile device or a computer. They can set digital fences around locations their children frequently visit or spend time during the day. Customised safe zones can be configured to notify parents when children reach the school area or when they leave the nearby playground and head for home. Every time the child tracking device leaves or enters one of the safe zones created by the parents, the device issues an instant alert about the breach and inform the parents of the location of the child. Geofence zones can be used as an early warning system and make sure that children are where they are supposed to be. Child trackers can even show if the bus driver is speeding on the way to school and allow parents to contact the school authorities to warn the driver.
Child trackers can help families keep watch over their children anytime, anywhere. In an emergency situation, children can use the panic button to send an alert that immediately notifies their family members. However, children, especially the small ones need to be educated about the uses of the child trackers. Informed children will be more alert to their surroundings about the potential dangers and make use of their tracking device more effectively if they know how it works. In the unlikely event that a child goes missing or gets abducted by a stranger, families can locate their child within minutes and send medical aid or call the police depending on the severity of the situation.
Some parents may think child-tracking devices are unnecessary or an intrusion into their children’s personal lives. But with such frightening statistics about child abduction and missing cases, it is safe to say having an additional safeguard is a necessity to ensure the well-being of children in today’s world. The ability to locate your children anywhere on the map within seconds is definitely worth the cost, and the additional peace of mind will allow the parents to focus on their daily tasks rather than worry about the safety of their children all day.