One of my boys was a ‘bolter’ when he was little. Look away for an instant and he was off and running. I’d fret for his safety – obviously I was concerned about him running onto a road but I was also worried about him getting lost (and anyone who has lost a child knows that it happens in the blink of an eye). I used to joke about installing a tracker device on him. Seems that’s now not such a joke.
A childcare centre in Sweden is conducting an experiment with GPS tracking devices for each child. While the children are outside, transmitters on the GPS devices alert staff if a child moves out of a certain distance.
Some parents are concerned that the devices will be used as a substitute for adequate supervision by staff.
So what do you think? Would a tracking device give you peace of mind or do you think it’s over-the-top?