Find and Follow’s Personal GPS Tracking devices are one of the newest technologies available for parents to ensure the safety of their children. The use of GPS tracking devices on children by parents is now sparking great debate.
Although many people think of a GPS tracking device as mainly a defence against child predators and other dangerous situations, they can also be extremely handy for everyday occurrences such as your child getting lost at the shopping centre, or wandering away from you at a sporting event.
On the negative side, some people feel that using a GPS device on their child is too intrusive, and that it violates the child’s privacy and rights.
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 both you and your child will have from knowing their safety is guaranteed at the touch of a button.
Ways To Prevent Child Abduction
1. Use a GPS Tracker with an SOS button/panic alert function
2. TEACH your child about stranger danger
3. WARN children not to fall for common lures such as needing help finding a lost dog
4. DEVELOP code words for anyone you trust to pick up your children
5. REMEMBER child abductors can appear like nice normal people
6. AVOID putting your child’s name too clearly on their clothes - they will let their guard down if a stranger knows their name
7. REMIND children to not approach a car, even if someone is talking through the window
8. TEACH them to approach a staff member if lost in a shopping centre
9. TELL them not to accept gifts from strangers without mum or dad’s permission
Information on resent attempted abductions
Man charged with attempted kidnapping
A man has been charged with the attempted kidnapping of a teenage girl in Sydney's southwest. Police say that at about 5pm on Friday, January 9, a 14-year-old girl was walking on Riverside Drive at Airds when a man driving a black Holden utility stopped and spoke to her.
The girl walked away but the man followed her then got out of the utility and allegedly grabbed her arm. The girl called out and struggled free before running home and telling her parents. On Friday police attended a home in Leumeah and arrested a 22-year-old man.
A search warrant was also executed at the home and a number of items were seized by police. The man has been charged with attempt detain person with intent to obtain advantage. He was refused bail to appear at Parramatta Bail Court on Saturday.
Attempted abduction of 4yo boy from Perth playground sparks manhunt
Police are hunting a man in his 50s who attempted to abduct a four-year-old boy in Perth.
The man approached the four-year-old boy around midday at a playground at Swan Districts Hospital, in the Perth suburb of Middle Swan.
He attempted to walk away with the child but the mother intervened.
The man was last seen running towards the Great Northern Highway and Toodyay Road.
He was tanned, had a solid build with a paunch, and was about 180 centimetres tall.
He had close-cropped brown hair that was greying, and was wearing glasses with a dark heavy frame, a dark-coloured t-shirt with a white tiger on the front, dark tight jeans and desert boots.
Police patrolled the area but have not managed to find the man.
Anyone with information has been asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
On Monday the 08-09-14 an eleven-year-old girl was walking along Francis Street in Yarraville when a white commercial van stopped beside her and asked her to get in. The young girl refused and the offender again requested she get into the van at which time she ran home and told her parents of the incident. The offender is perceived to be of Indian appearance, aged around thirty years, of slim build and with distinctive scarring on his inner right forearm and was wearing an orange turban on his head.
Maribyrnong CIU Detectives are appealing to anyone who may have any information to come forward.
If you have information about someone acting suspiciously around children or near a school, call 000 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
So would you use a GPS Tracker knowing attempted abductions are taking place?
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