GPS system made to keep kids where you want them

Posted By: The Ski Channel on October 27, 2009 1:19 pm

Want to make sure your kids don’t go running off somewhere in the mountains as you’re peacefully skiing? Well, how do you feel about this? A new GPS system has been designed specifically to make sure you know where your children are at all times. The “Little Buddy” GPS can be put in a jacket, backpack or lunch box. From the Chicago Sun Times: “The “Little Buddy Child Tracker” retails for $100 (far less than other devices that sell for $200 to $500). It combines global satellite positioning and cellular technology to signal the child’s whereabouts to a computer or smartphone.

Parents can program the device to set up specific times and locations where the child is supposed to be — in school or at home, for example — and the device sends a text message if the child leaves the site in that time.

The device immediately drew angry writeups from some techies, who called it a reason for children to run away from home.”

What do you think? Smart invention, or big brotherish?