GPS CHILD LOCATOR DEVICE
(Child Tracking Device)

Most people think safety is a game of chance, but a GPS child locator device (child tracking device) can stack the odds in your favor.

Timothy Neher took his 5-year-old niece and 3-year-old nephew to the zoo. While he looked up at the snack bar’s menu, the kids disappeared. He was in a panic for five eternal minutes until he found them playing behind the snack bar.

You can pin a wireless transmitter to your little ones to monitor their whereabouts in crowds or in your yard. Older kids can develop the simple habit of wearing a child locator on their belts while they’re outdoors.

Joe Nesbitt, a computer technician, took his kids to SeaWorld and felt that parental terror when his 2-year-old daughter vanished. He was thrilled, though, that he had clipped a GPS locator tag to her shoe and right away found her emerging from a tunnel in a children's playground.

A child tracking device alerts you if your child wanders away beyond a distance you choose. A variety of models are available. I highly recommend these if used with the utmost parental discretion.

A clip-on child tracking device can be put in a backpack or sewn in a child’s clothing, but they do NOT substitute for watching your kids and do not prevent kidnappings or guarantee recovery afterward. And they have limitations: batteries die out and weather can obstruct GPS signals. Nevertheless, they're a great modern supplement to all-around good parenting.

(A GPS Child Locator can also be useful for older folks with Alzheimer’s.)

Another Great Child Safety Aid

RadKids.org superbly covers both child self-defense and all-around child safety tips for ages 5-12. The level of instruction increases for each age group. And it’s a terrific bargain - pay the fee once and your child can come back again every summer at no cost at any RadKids location.

I HIGHLY recommend RadKids. Even the very best parent cannot possibly cover what RadKids thoroughly does – all in a gentle and fun fashion. (I’d love to see this program expand globally. If there's no chapter nearby, you can become a certified RadKids instructor and bring this comprehensive lifesaving program to your hometown. Just do it!)

Related Pages

Personal Security Alarm
Child Safety Overview


NO security products are guaranteed to prevent any crime - but will likely serve you well if combined with the guidance in Home Security Overview and Outdoor Safety Overview.


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