A GPS for Kids: Creepy or Clever?
It may seem like the ultimate invasion of privacy. We're talking about putting a tracking device on your child. Although it may seem creepy and over the top for some parents, others feel a sense of security knowing they can keep tabs on their children at all times. A child goes missing every 40 seconds in the United States. For many people, that's enough of an incentive to invest in a product that might one day keep their child out of harm's way.GPS tracking devices are becoming more commonplace on the market. In fact, they come in all shapes and sizes. From wristwatches to cell phones, prices can start as low as $100 or exceed $500. These devices usually rely on global positioning systems to keep an eye on your children at all times. Satellites can be activated to nail down the exact location of the device that has been enabled for tracking. Some technology even monitor heart rate, body temperature and blood pressure that alert a parent if any of these levels become a concern, which is usually an indication that the child might be in danger.