Parents, here’s what you need to know about GPS tracking devices

I’m not sure that our kids are any less safe than they were 10 or 20 years ago, but the makers of GPS tracking devices sure do want us to believe they are just seconds from being abducted.“You would be surprised that every 40 seconds a child becomes missing or kidnapped. You may also be surprised that only 24 percent of the time is the child kidnapped by someone unknown by the family. The rest of the time, your child is kidnapped by someone you already know … Another harsh reality is that 74 percent of murdered children are killed within the first three hours after abduction,” the makers of TraqCloud say on their website.

The solution, of course, is to purchase a tracking device, attach it to your child and then follow their every movement via your smartphone, tablet or computer. If you’ve ever wished you could microchip your kid just like you did the family dog, this brings you one step closer.

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