Diane Pham

Swedish Daycare Is Testing Out GPS Tracking Devices On Their Children

by , 09/23/11

GPS tracking device for children, Purple Scout, Malmo, Sweden, Kids safety, keeping kids safe, daycare safety measures, gps for kids, tracking kids, electronic tracking kids, child safety, child abduction prevention, child kidnapping prevention

We attach GPS tracking devices to our cars, our phones, and even our pets, so why not our children – right? A daycare in Sweden is conducting an experiment that places GPS tracking devices on kids while they are outside of the confines of the nursery walls. If a child is abducted or strays, transmitters attached to the devices will report to a synced mobile phone, signaling something could be amiss. A seemingly harmless safety measure, some think it is going to far – what do you think? Share your thoughts with us ahead.

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  1. caeman September 26, 2011 at 11:49 am

    As long as it remains a parental OPTION, and never a MANDATE, then it is up to the parent. But, computer security being what it is, people if ill-intent could use those same GPS devices to find someone’s kid.

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