Now imagine if you could find their location within seconds!
Although many people think of a GPS tracking unit as mainly a defense against child predators and other dangerous situations, they can also be extremely handy for everyday occurrences and problems such as your child getting lost at the mall, or wandering away from you at a sporting event. Instead of the panic that both you and your child go through until you find each other again, the GPS unit can be used to locate your child in much less time than it would take to find him or her on your own. This alone can make a GPS unit useful.
On the negative side, some people feel that using a GPS device on their child is too intrusive, and that it somehow violates their privacy, especially in the case of older children. Sometimes parents also fear that a GPS unit will be interpreted by their child as a lack of trust, or a lack of confidence in them that they can be depended upon to call and check in with you as requested. Parents are often hesitant to do anything that could be misconstrued by their child as a sign that their parents don’t believe in them, or are fearful of making their child feel that their own parents do not trust them.
If you are considering getting a GPS tracking unit for your child, especially an older child, it can help to sit down and have a frank discussion with them as to why you are considering the purchase of the device. If you let them know that the only reason you want the device is because you love them and worry about their well-being, you can often put their minds at ease. In fact, some children, being fascinated by anything technical, might truly be interested in how these types of devices work, especially if they always seem interested in the GPS unit that you might have for your vehicle.In the end, you have to decide for yourself what your feelings are about using a GPS tracking device for your child. But, most times the small inconvenience of needing to explain the issue to your child is outweighed by the feeling of security you will have from knowing that you are doing more to help keep your child safe.
If your child is young enough to get lost or be abducted, it’s not an invasion of privacy it’s just common sense! A GPS tracker can be placed inconspicuously in your child’s backpack, jacket or pocket, so you can always know that your child is safe in school, has made it home safely from school, or is where they’re supposed to be.
Even the safest communities in the world can have kidnappers, or maybe your child just has a wandering eye. It’s very easy for a child to get distracted at the park or at a store and wander out of eyesight. With GPS tracking for your child you can easily find where your child is when you can’t see them.
Children and Elderly with Special needs………..
Another great benefit of GPS tracking for kids is to help care for children that have mental disabilities or behavioral problems such as Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). A child that has mental disabilities or behavioral issues may be more inclined to wander away from their guardian when they become distracted. Whether your child has ADD or Autism, a GPS tracking monitor can give you much needed peace of mind when he or she is not directly in your care. You will be able to keep an eye on their movements and see if they have left a certain area. You can actually set up an invisible “fence” around a specific area. Once the device leaves this fence, you will automatically be alerted. This is a great feature for those with parents who are suffering from Alzheimer’s. Many times, these patients can wander off, putting themselves and possibly others in danger. It can be very difficult to find them, particularly if they live in a large city.
So should parents track their kids with GPS? As every parent knows, the safety of their children is always their largest concern. CARI has seen too many children abducted and taken on the run, to ever think tracking your child is a negative thing. Just imagine the ease of tracking your child after they were abducted to another country! Because GPS tracking devices allow you to pinpoint the exact location of your child anytime and anywhere, the answer should be a no-brainer. GPS tracking for children has amazing benefits that no one can deny.
Due to the lack of good, reliable trackers on the market, CARI (Child Abduction Recovery International) is currently working on our own GPS tracker. We have recovered so many children with the assistance of a GPS tracker. With our experience in this field, our devices will be ‘second to none’. CARI GPS trackers will be available to the public for parents to purchase as a prevention measure for child abductions or other purposes to keep your children safe.
According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, roughly 800,000 children are reported missing each year in the United States alone — that’s roughly 2,000 per day.
The first three hours are the most critical when trying to locate a missing child. The murder of an abducted child is rare, and an estimated 100 cases in which an abducted child is murdered occur in the U.S. each year. A 2006 study indicated that 76.2 percent of abducted children who are killed are dead within three hours of the abduction.
Now imagine a world where all children had a small micro tracker in them? How many children would be still missing? ZERO………..I mean, is it not compulsory in some countries to have micro chips in your pets?????
Don’t be one of those parents that think, it will never happen to me!! We hear this too many times from clients…………