Thursday June 4, 2020

Someone to watch over them

The market for GPS tracking systems for kids is growing, and while some see a sinister level of parental surveillance taking hold, it may just be the way of the future, writes Jessie Collins

3rd February, 2019

In 2011, a Swedish daycare centre trialled GPS tracking systems on its preschoolers. Attaching the devices to the children’s high-vis vests to track their whereabouts when outside the nursery walls, it was seen as Big Brother turned Big Mother by some, but a wise use of modern technology by others.

But GPS tracking on minors has been steadily growing globally, with ankle monitors on teenagers an ever more frequent occurrence in the US. Earlier...

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