Statistics

According to the FBI, in 2015 there were 460,699 NCIC entries for missing children. Similarly, in 2014, the total number of missing children entries into NCIC was 466,949.

GPS Watches for Kids is one way that you can ensure that your child does not become a part of the statistics above.

Lots of people are really, really good.  The majority of people are, at the very least, decent human beings. That's great news, but it's the rest of the people in the world that will keep you up at night.  Those who are sick or demented or just out to cause harm to other.  That "other" may be your child.  With our in-depth, GPS locator devices for kids you can ensure that your loved ones stay safe and sound.

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How to Protect Kids from Strangers

Kids see strangers all the time.  Just like you and I.  They see them in the park, on the streets, in stores, and just about every where else.  Kids being around strangers is not a new thing.  Most "strangers" are good, honest people who mean no harm. However, there may be that one time when your child is in the presence of someone who is not so good. A predator. Protecting your kids from strangers can be tricky but with a little bit of teaching, then it you can make sure your child is a lot safer.

What is a Stranger?

The bad type of stranger may not necessarily look bad.  They won't dress up like a villain in the movies.  It's important for your child to know that a "stranger" can be someone who looks harmless, is very nice to them and, in fact, may be trying to "help" them.  Basically, a stranger is anyone that he or she, or your family, doesn't know well.  That doesn't mean they've never seen them before, and in fact they may have met, but reiterate to your child what "know well" mean.  Give examples such as, "Sally from next door who is always over here, we know her well.  But the lady across the street who we say 'hi' to, we DON'T know well."  Then ask them if they see the difference.Just as important is making sure that your child is not terrified of anyone they don't know, well or not.  If they are in trouble then it is a good idea to seek out the first adult that is in the opposite direction of what is making them feel scared or uncomfortable.  Most people are good.

Safe Stranger List

Make a safe stranger list with your child.  These are people that your child (and the anyone) should be able to trust.  Examples of these are:  Police, Firefighters, Soldiers, Teachers, Principals and Librarians.Also, make sure your child is generally aware of where to go for help when they need to.  Do your best to make them learn the numbers for Police and Fire.  At the very least, 911 should be taught as soon as possible.

Things that Parents Can Do

  • Make sure that you know where your child is at all times.  A GPS watch for kids will help you keep a location on them if you need to.  This is a paramount step in keeping accountability. Most GPS devices are secured to the body in some way; around the neck, on the wrist, etc.  Cell phones can easily be left, forgotten, or dropped in an emergency situation.
  • Point out Safe Places.  Make sure your child is aware of your approved safe places to play and to not play.  Roads, parks, houses, etc.
  • Build Confidence and Teach Your Child to Trust his or her Instincts.  It's easy for a child to start doubting themselves when a grown up is assuring them they are nice or that they are reacting wrong to a situation.  Make sure that your child knows that it's okay to get out of a situation with a grown up if they feel uncomfortable or that something is off.
  • Kids Can Be Assertive.  Let them know that.  It's okay to say no to an adult.  Not all disagreement is disrespect.
  • Try to Make Sure Your Child Plays in Groups.  There is a lot to be said about safety in numbers.