In light of the horrid reminder of how vulnerable our kids are, with the two little girls that were abducted and killed last week (how incredibley upsetting), I decided to see how the progress was going in protecting our children from the
There are two products that look promising (but still not the implant I think there should be):
NuM8 GPS locator: Lok8u is a UK based company that offers GPS watches that notify the company and parents immediately if they are forcibly removed from the child's wrist. You can find your child's location on a Google map at all times by text or via the companies website. The watch is $200 and the GPS service is $10 a month. (source)
Then there's the newer Insignia Little Buddy GPS. This is a small device that you place in a child's backpack or somewhere on their being. The problem is, as you look at the device's location on the website-there is no way to assure it's still accompanied by your child. The device is $100 and the site has yet to name the price for the monthly service. It's currently available at Best Buy.
Both devices have their flaws, but I am encouraged that we are getting closer to protecting our children as fastidiously as we protect our vehicles...
(Wow, I wrote this on my phone last night and F&F just had a teaser saying there were going to talk about this after the break...odd)
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