Child Locator Gadgets keep Your Kids Safe With These Latest Tracking Devices

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Keeping Your Child Safe

Your children are the most precious thing in the world. And if there is one thing that makes a parent panic more than anything else, its the thought of losing them in some way. Every time they step outside the door, the first thought is always about safety. From a very early age a child is inquisitive and wants to explore their surroundings.

 When I was a child, and even when my son was small there was no such thing as Child Locators or gadgets, so every step had to be taken to keep them safe. We had restraints of course, the type that you put around their waist, and these were great, but that was the only thing that we could do.

We all know that sudden feeling of dread when he or she suddenly disappears around a corner, or gets lost in a crowd of people only to appear a few seconds later clutching something in their hands and asking mom to buy it for them, or wanting to know what it is. The feelings that go through you at that point is a mixture of relief and dread. This time your child was safe.

But what about next time? I remember when my son was two years old, and he wandered off behind a clothes rail when we were in a crowded market place. Just for a second my world dropped, I started to shake and a feeling of sheer panic ran down my back. When I saw him peering at me through the clothes giggling away to himself, I reached in and grabbed him to me. The hug that I gave him went on for at least two or three minutes. When they are this age you can keep them safe by just being there. If they do go missing for a second you are aware straight away and can find them almost immediately.

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The trouble starts when they grow older. Not old enough to keep safe on their own, but that age around nine or ten when they don’t want you to be with them all the time. The want to play with their friends. And this is the time when you start to need extra help. Of course all gadgets that can be fitted to a child are helpful from an early age, but this urgency grows as they get older.

Thank goodness that there are so many great new devices these days that will keep you in direct contact with your child. You don’t have to be breathing down their neck all the time, and more importantly these gadgets will give your child the chance to grow into an independent happy child who knows that their parents are always there on the end of the line.

Whether it be a key ring Child locator or even a Watch, the child will feel safe. And that is the most important thing in the World.

Mommy I'm Here

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This Locator is a small two unit wireless device. The parent keeps the key ring tracking device, and the bear is clipped to either clothing or shoes on the child. If you notice that your child has wandered off to far, or you can't see him or her in the crowd, don't worry, all you have to do is press the button on the key chain and it emits an audible alert so that you can track it above the noise of the crowd.

With its 86 decibel alarm system you should be able to pick it out quite easily. And of course if you teach your child to stand still when the alarm goes of, it will be much easier for you to find each other. The advantage is that you can track more than one child with the key ring.

The Locator works at over 150 Feet distance.

Little Buddy GPS Tracker

This great little GPS Tracker keeps you informed with Real Time technology. Just pop it into your child's backpack, pocket or any other small hiding place, and you can get updates telling you exactly where he is and at what time. All you need is a PC or Smartphone.

Not only can you see where he is at a certain point in time, it will also alert you if he moves from the area that he is supposed to be in at that time.

 For example you can customise it so that each Lesson at school can be located and any deviation from that point will alert you automatically by sending you an email or text message! The alarm will also sound to let you know when you need to top up the battery. Great little device!

LOK8U NUM8 Child Locator GPS Watch

As you can see above, all the child GPS and Locator ideas are really good, but I think that far and away the idea of a GPS watch is the best that you can buy. Why? Well, the idea behind it is just so simple! Just buy your child a watch and keep an eye on them at the same time! How fantastic is that?

We all know that children lose things, and the problem with putting something in their pocket, or lunch box is just too tempting for them. Kids will swop things, lose them, stand on their heads and drop them out of their pockets, and the list goes on!

But you can't do that with a watch. Well, you can, but it's a lot more difficult for them, unless they really don't like wearing it, but that's another story! Seriously, not only does it tell the time, there's so much more too it.

This watch cannot be taken off without mom or dad receiving an email or text to let them know! Nu.m8 is the first locator that doesn't only locate the watch but the child wearing it. Once the watch is on his or her wrist, it becomes activated and you can track them in two ways. You can locate them on the map by using the Lok8u.com website, obviously you will have to register the watch before using it. And the second way for you to track them is to locate them on your pc by email or text on your phone.

As well as technology to pre-determine Safe Zones in the same way as the other devices above, so that when the child goes outside the zone it will send you an alert to warn you. I love this idea, I just wish they had made them when my son was a child.

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Pollyannalana 5 years ago from US

This does sound great but our biggest fear is kidnappings. Do these watches alert a possible kidnapper so he or she may snip it off their wrists?


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LindaSmith1 5 years ago from USA

As far as I remember no. If they did, then they would be worthless. But then again, it would depend on how savvy an abdutor would be to gadgets.


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, Polly, I would imagine that a kidnapper would grab the child first and then maybe later check it to see if it had gps. by that time hopefully the police would have tracked him and got the child home safely, thanks for reading, cheers nell

And Linda, thanks, yes you are right,it all depends on how savvy the abductor is, thanks so much for reading, cheers nell


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LindaSmith1 5 years ago from USA

Kudos to you Nell. I sit and think about a topic, and this one never occurred to me. Thank you! What a way to keep our children safe. These watches are a bit expensive for a child to wear, at least the ones I have seen, but it is worth it. Parents cannot count on a cell phone. A child abductor will immediately look for a cell phone. And, if a child is bound up, or constantly watched, they cannot use the phone to call for help. I never knew about these watches until I did a writing assignment on it awhile back.

I have shared this on every blog and website I have. It is an important topic.


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, Linda thanks so much! yes I do agree with you about the expense, but I am sure that they will come down in price, as you said the watches would come in handy if they got abducted, not that many people know about them yet, I expect when they become more popular is when we will have to keep an eye out more, thanks again nell


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LindaSmith1 5 years ago from USA

This may be a bit off topic, but I need to say it. So many ask about increasing hub earnings. Will mine increase by placing your hub link on my sites. No! But, you as the writer may get an increase in views and earnings. Furthermore, the information is at my fingertips to post it immediately, rather than spend the time to write an article on same topic and post it on my sites. This gives me time to write something else.

The topic is an important one for sure.

If we all did this and shared hub links of other writers on hub pages, we all benefit and we all will see an increase in traffic as well as earnings. Folks, you cannot make any earnings from your own amazon account if you order from yourself. So if associates see these articles and decide to order, the associate who wrote article will earn something. Again, it is about hubbers helping other hubbers instead of worrying about what's in it for me.


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, Linda, to be quite honest I have forgotten the rules, I read them a couple of years ago. I believe that if you link to someone and they have a click on one of their ads, the person with the link will get a percentage, but I am not sure if that's true. we always put other peoples links on our page, then people started to drop that, I am not sure why, maybe I need to re read the rules again, why not go and take a look? they have probably been updated now, good points though.


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LindaSmith1 5 years ago from USA

I do use the suggested links. I only know if you are Amazon affiliate, you cannot order from your own account and get commission off of it. People, in general, are too focused on them earning money without realzing that by helpiing others, you are adding new posts to blogs without doing any work, creating more content, helping to raise your PR, etc. It is win win all around. Hey, it would be nice to see a blog that shares the work of others. It saves me time from looking all over internet. More than likely I will also bookmark a blog like that as well.


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Laura in Denver 5 years ago from Aurora

This is pretty interesting, but a kidnapper may certainly know about it and remove any device.

Dog and I think cats from the local shelters get microchipped under the skin, which I think would be hard to remove. There would be issues microchipping people, I think. I wonder if they microchip violent felons? Anyone?


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LindaSmith1 5 years ago from USA

Good question. Probably not. The watch GPS is not well known right now. The logical thing would be to check for cell phone and take it.


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

This is a great idea...we've have a little girl missing here in Phoenix.


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LindaSmith1 5 years ago from USA

Will Post the informaton on Facebook and Twitter.


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Aceblogs 5 years ago from India

wow this is something new for me , i had never know about such child tracking devices. It could be a bit handy here at our place as we hear lot of people missing daily. Technology is actually advancing very fast ! great hub


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, Linda, I do think most people have a few links, but as I only had a couple of child links to put, they are at the top of the comments, but most of my others do, it is a good idea, and thanks again nell


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, Laura, that's a thought, I am not sure about that. maybe we should do it with people, but the trouble is every time someone comes up with the technology to track, someone else comes up with the antidote so to speak, thanks for reading it, cheers nell


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LindaSmith1 5 years ago from USA

Nell: I was talking about information for missing little girl. They could post information, amber alert on Twitter and Facebook.


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, Will, that's terrible, I hope they find her soon, this may be the start of the technology, who knows what we will get next? it seems we are on the right track, thanks as always, nell


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, Linda, yes exactly, I don't know the story behind her going missing, but everything should be done. Its like little Maddie over here in England, we still see posters up for her, we just really want to know what happened and to find her.

Hi, Aceblogs, any little bit helps, hopefully they will update the technology to something even better, here's hoping, thanks for reading cheers nell


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christopheranton 5 years ago from Gillingham Kent. United Kingdom

Some very useful items there Nell, for any parent to invest in.


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Green Lotus 5 years ago from Atlanta, GA

I can see how useful this can be for parents of small children. It reminds me of an old public service ad that used to run on tv.."do you know where your children are?" I bet some parents wouldn't mind crazy gluing one of these gadgets to their teens too! On that note, I think these gps systems should include helping things parents can say to their kids to encourage them to wear the devices as some independently minded kids may not want to wear one. I say this because I was one of those kids :)!


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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

Boy am i behind times. I've never heard of a child locator but it's a wonderful idea. That would have been great back when my Son was little, he ran off one time and was going to town when i found him, he was skipping and had found a toy gun, i was a wreck. HaHa


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, Christopher, thanks for reading, I wish they had these when my son was little, would have solved a lot of worry! lol


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, Green Lotus, definitely for teens! lol I often wondered what my son got up too! and yes you are right, a lot of kids may not like the toy or the gadget, pity we can't sew it into their clothing! lol thanks again nell


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, Ruby, I totally sympathise with that! oh my goodness! I bet my son skipped school a few times, but I never found out, the trouble is that if I had one of these devices I would have sat in front of the pc all day watching him! lol thanks again nell


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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

Nell i didn't make my comment clear..He was only around three years old and was skipping along, didn't have a clue that he was doing anything wrong. Aha the good old days...Cheers


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, Ruby, oh my goodness! I would have had a heart attack! thank goodness he was okay! lol a few grey hairs then!


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Hello, hello, 5 years ago from London, UK

A great invention. It is amazing what parents have to do these days. What a world?


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b. Malin 5 years ago

Wonderful Hub Nell, on a much needed subject, keeping our Children safe. Times have changed, or have they...It's just that now we are so aware of the Horrors which are brought to us nightly as News.


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skye2day 5 years ago from Rocky Mountains

Nell Thank you sister for sharing thismost important info.I am so grateful to know about this. There is no mistake I came over for a read. I have 2 new grandsons and the one year old is all over the place.is is so good to know.God Bless you for thinking of all of us. May God keep our little ones out of harms way. In Christ,Amen. Hugs Nell Rose.


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, Hello hello, I know what you mean, its such a shame that we have to do this for our kids, but hopefully the gadgets do work and if it saves one child then that is worth it, thanks again as always, nell

Hi, b. Malin, I think that's it exactly, children have always been at risk but its only these days that we are aware of it more, what with the TV, Internet and Phones, and thank goodness for that. If gadgets can help then it can only be a good and safe thing for children, thanks again nell

Hi, skye, thank you for reading, and congratulations on your 2 new grandsons! how fantastic!


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Pollyannalana 5 years ago from US

Just thought of a story my husband told me a few days ago about this little three year old boy I think he said escaping the first day of school and walking home through traffic and whatnot and luckily his mom was home who going back to the school found out that no one knew he was missing! So who knows if a gadget would have helped on this; just circumstances I guess. Under the skin would be perfect and government would naturally jump all over that one, to know were we all are, all the time. Soooo.


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, Polly, hope this comment box works today! maybe the gadgets would have worked, a watch would have been a good idea, thank goodness his mom was home! don't know about under the skin ones though, maybe one of these days! thanks again, nell


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Admiral_Joraxx 5 years ago from Philippines

Very informative hub about a new useful gadget. This can also be used to locate missing spouse. =) haha! 1 vote up useful and interesting.


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, Admiral, I must admit I thought of that too! ha ha saves having to sew a tracking device in their trousers! lol thanks for the vote and reading, cheers nell


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Admiral_Joraxx 5 years ago from Philippines

Yeah! right, so they better of know where in the world are their ever loyal spouse came wondering. Hehehe! Technology is really helpful. Again, great hub Nell Rose.=)


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Thanks Admiral! lol


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Greenhousewife 5 years ago

Nell-

I know there's a lot of people that will not like this but I'm saying it anyway. I can't wait until they allow you to microchip your child. I have my dog microchipped so that if he ever gets lost I can find him, even if his collar comes off. If I care enough about not losing him that I microchip him, why not microchip my children as well?

Invasion of privacy worries? I'd rather not risk losing my child and know I can recover them when lost than worry about privacy. :)


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, Greenhousewife, I agree, I think that maybe one day they will do it a soon as the child is born, there is nothing worse than not knowing where your child is if only for a few minutes, I know I panicked when my son disappeared behind that stall! thanks for reading, cheers nell


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia

up, useful, and interesting article. I saw the title Nell and said, "that is a great idea". I had not heard of this before, but it is a good idea. There have been a lot of missing kids here in the U.S. missing, although many are quite young, but anything to protect our children. Such a great idea. Well done:)


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, lyric, thanks for reading, I see everyday on tv all the children that go missing, or hear about someone who nearly lost their children in a shop for example and thought I would take a look to see what's out there, they are good aren't they? any that is helpful is a great thing, child locator gadgets can only be one of the steps to help, and hopefully they will get even more technical so they can have a wider range, thanks nell


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mel22 5 years ago from ,

i'd like to see these devices, placed in small compartments in the soles of shoes and in backpacks and for girls even in barretts.(is that how you spell that)?


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, mel, that would be the best idea, anywhere that you know will not be made to take off say for sports at school etc, thanks for reading, cheers nell


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rcrumple 4 years ago from Kentucky

Nell, these are great ideas. I remember being pre-school age, and looking in the toy section of a five and dime store. I looked up and my mom was gone. I saw a blue coat walking out the store's entrance and ran to catch up. Just before I went out the door, I heard my name hollered from behind. I turned to find my mother there in an identical blue coat. The only thing that scares me is my wife seeing the Little Buddy GPS tracker and tracking me around with it! Let's keep that between friends, okay? Great Hub!


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Thanks richard, lol! yes your wife will be following you everywhere!


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molometer 4 years ago

Hi Nell,

Sitting in the park with my children. I too thought of this idea about 30 years ago, the technology wasn't quite there yet.

It is good to see that they are finally on the market.

Voted interesting. Sharing.


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Thanks Michael, I wish they had them when my son was small, but its great to know that they do now, thanks for the share, nell


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DDE 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

With proper parental care your tips will work brilliantly thanks for safety hints


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Thanks for reading DDE, nell


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Hezekiah 3 years ago from Japan

Cool stuff, would've been nice to have one when my daughter was smaller. I guess a lot of wives would like one of these (long distance) version, for their husbands.


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bethperry 3 years ago from Tennesee

Great innovations, I wish they had had them when mine were little. We had walkie-talkies, which we made them carry whenever they were out. But these gadgets do seem to have their advantages!


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ChitrangadaSharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

Hi Nell!

This is something I am not aware of. Good suggestions for parents having small children.

Thanks for sharing this useful information!


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NateB11 3 years ago from California, United States of America

I'm so glad there is technology like this now, to keep kids safe. I imagine it could save a lot of lives. I agree the GPS watch is the best bet. Probably a lot of kids like wearing watches anyway, maybe more chance of it staying with them. Plus, that feature of you being notified when it's off, and when the child goes off designated areas; so much safety precautions, very good device. Thanks for sharing, good and valuable info.


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Hi Hezekiah, lol! yes I am sure many women would want one tracking their husbands! lol! thanks for reading, nell


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Hi ChitrangadaSharan, thanks so much for reading, nell


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Hi beth, yes we used the walkie talkies too! lol! I wish my son could have had one of these when he was little, they are great aren't they? thanks!


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PurvisBobbi44 2 years ago from Florida

Hi Nell Rose,

This is great information, and I am happy new inventions are being made to help protect our children. If I had this when my nephews were babies I would've been a happier aunt.

Thanks Nell Rose,

Bobbi Purvis


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi Bobbi, yes me too, I kept my eye on my son to such an extent he used to moan, mum I am fine! lol! thanks as always, nell


MindyJocobs 13 months ago

Hello guys, I am a new parent and I'm desperately to get my four month little one to sleep through the night. Currently I'm lucky to get four hours sleep per night. Does anyone have any advice? Regards


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Nell Rose 13 months ago from England Author

Hi Mindy, its been a long time since mine were tiny, but I always swore by the obvious but comfortable, just before bed, make sure they are fed, changed burp, and the exact right temperature. too hot or cold will totally affect a child, they are so sensitive, and if they do keep waking up sing to them! even works these days when I babysit! lol! saying that, four months is still young, so bare with it, give it a couple of weeks and you will notice a difference. if you are just changing to solids, make sure you put a tiny bit of baby rice in the last milk of the night, give it a shake and voila! good luck and let me know how you get on, okay?

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