Lojack For Kids?
from the nice-for-parents...-but-for-kids? dept
It seems like any number of companies these days are working on solutions to let parents put a lojack-like system on their kids to track their whereabouts every hour of the day. The latest system, about to launch in the London area, actually uses the same technology that is used to track down stolen cars. Instead of using mobile phone networks or GPS – like some similar solutions – this one uses a radio network to triangulate the location of the kid. Of course, while I can see the appeal to parents, I know that if I had one of these on me when I was a kid it wouldn’t make me very happy. Making your kids paranoid about being watched all the time might prepare them for (what appears to be) our rapidly approaching Big Brother society – but doesn’t do a whole lot to instill a sense of trust in kids. Of course, I say this as someone without kids of my own – but I’d be interested in hearing from some parents about their opinions on such systems.