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6 Ways to Help A Lost Child Be Found- Child Loss Prevention Tracking Device

Updated on October 6, 2014

What would you do if you did not know where your child was?

I don't know about you but the thought of not being prepared in the case of a missing child is frightening. We think about how upset we will be if we lost a child but the truth is that most of us are not proactive when it comes to setting up a plan to prevent the worst from happening in the first place.

Let's get right to it...

When going to places with high traffic and distractions it is important to have a plan well in place just in case someone gets lost. Just imagine your child is lost and you both go to the security desk and wait for the other to come.

This is a simple plan that was discussed ahead of time avoiding headaches and stress. When younger or special needs children are involved I suggest a simple tracking device. This is also smart to have for children that walk to and from school or other places alone.

  • security family plan in advance
  • tracking device
  • tracking app on cell phones

Education is the first defense against having a lost child...

Teach your child what to do in the case that they are separated or lost in a crowd.Teaching you child how to protect themselves just in case can save you and them from undue stress and avoid the worse.

Being prepared ahead of time to keep them from being a child lost forever. Remember a child has to be found with in the quickest amount of time to prevent bodily harm or worse. A personal locator is an option for some children that are:

  • highly active
  • special needs
  • crowed mall/event

But most find this to intrusive. I know this is scary, but feel that way now and prevent the worse.

6 Ways to Help A Lost Child Be Found

  1. Go to security guard or police man for help.
  2. Go to store worker with name tag when police or security is no where to be founds
  3. Don't talk or go with strange people
  4. When a strange person want you to come to them-run and yell "I don't know this person!" " Fire!"
  5. Know your parents real name
  6. know your phone number/address

Loosing your child in a mall, large store or amusement park has happened to countless others. This is also the haven for child abductors. This is the perfect place to have each person carry there own GPS personal locator, especially the smallest walking child.

Your youngest child is curious they will wonder off in supermarkets and amusement parks. A tracking device can help you find them faster during your scary time apart.

How To Choose The Best Tracking Device For Your Child

A phone GPS tracking device is a very realistic option because every child today has their cell phone very close to them at all time. The added security will keep them safe and you more confident when they are away and you lose touch.

An older child wants to express their maturity and travel with friends or on their own. A GPS phone locator tracking device is more appropriate. With your personal tracking device you can tell if they went to the library or an undesirable address.However, preventive information is very important so your child knows what to do in the case of an emergency.

GPS Tracking Device Limitation Warnings

Most people aren't aware of the factors that can prevent these devices from working. Here are some eye opening small print I found when researching "GPS Personal Child Tracking Device

A Child tracking device can only help with the child within 600 ft and visible for the most part. They are very small and are not recommended for children under 3.

There are many child safety devices that come in different sizes, style, ranges, and prices that make tracking your child seem appealing.And of course the safety of our children is very appealing.

Environmental or physical conditions that may affect the quality, accuracy, or reliability of products include, but are not limited to the below items. Make sure you device suits your needs.

  • walls
  • floors
  • ceilings
  • metal structures
  • vehicles
  • partitions
  • furniture
  • windows
  • motors
  • bodies of water
  • other wireless electronic devices
  • lighting
  • atmospheric conditions (Do they mean weather conditions?) Geez!

In a mall, supermarket , amusement park, or maybe a parade I may use one. But my advice to save my child and yours is prevention along with the device. You have to cover all possibilities.

These devices are use nowadays to track boyfriends, girlfriends,wives, and husbands. But that's another Hub:)

Education Is The Most Important Tool To Keep Your Children Safe

Have your child look at self defense videos for all ages and go over safety strategies they can follow when alone. Peace of mind is priceless get informed and educate your child. Remember to teach your child how to prevent being lost in the first place as well as setting up a child loss prevention plan and tips on how to be found.

Prevention is what saves lives.However if your worried because your child is hard to discipline, some expert child discipline advice may be needed. Always know that your child is where they are suppose to be with your own personal gps tracking device.

Is your child missing? Please go to National Center for Missing and Exploited Children for more information.


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      Darlene Matthews 4 years ago

      @show- Please go to this website for further support they can help you with many questions about your child.

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      show 4 years ago

      thank you for the info but my son has deventamental aprxaia of speech and if he wonders off being 3 he cant tell someone who he is or where he belongs so teaching him what to do is kinda hard. do you have any better ideas of what to do when my child wonders off say in my back year witch is the national forest. or in a busy place?

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      Darlene Matthews 6 years ago

      So true Apostle Jack.It's a shame when parents give up control. It puts the children at risk. No discipline can cause dearly. The whole family hurts when a child hurts.But tough love is an exception when you know your child is safe.

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      Apostle Jack 6 years ago from Atlanta Ga

      Children want to do what they want to do and how they want to do it without anyone having any say so about it.Sometime you have to apply tuff-love in order to be in control.Or you will be under their control.