May 10 2008
Do you remember those commercials back then. Although it has become a joke these days, I feel that if I become a parent – I must know exactly where my children are all the time. It’s a shame to feel that way because I remember growing up and I could play outside for hours without my mom worrying about where I am. The neighbors keep an eye on other children to make sure that they are safe. Maybe if you are in a neighborhood where people still care for each other’s welfare but not just any neighborhood.
Technology has caught up with this. Did you know that a gps tracking system is now available where you can monitor your children’s location? It is so advanced now that if your child ventures out into a prohibited location, you can be alerted via your cell phone or email? That’s right! It can locate anything and anyone in real time with great accuracy. It can even track indoors where some devices fail. The device is extremely small and you can put it in your child’s pocket, a jacket or a backpack or even a child’s stroller so you can be alerted exactly where your child is at any given time.
Time has definitely changed. It’s no longer a bad idea to have these devices to help the parents feel safe about their kids. I think it’s wise and if I became a parent – I would probably get one just so that I could be at ease. Is that too much?