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Old 23.08.2017, 14:45
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well we will see, because like Castro I bought the tracker and its in the post on its way here. I have checked with my health insurance and the children can get psychological counselling on the policy if this ruins them for life because they haven't managed to find their own way out of being lost and have had to use a parent to help them.
Make sure you also take out legal coverage in case your kid tries to sue for invasion of privacy.
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Old 23.08.2017, 15:20
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Re: Kids GPS trackers

Have you checked the Swiss company Tracker?


http://www.tracker.com/chde/default.aspx

for kids:

http://www.tracker.com/chde/personen...froeschli.aspx
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I bought the tracker
Could you please share which one you've chosen?
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Old 23.08.2017, 22:47
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Re: Kids GPS trackers

Seems to be exactly the same functionality as the weenect with much higher monthly charges, and no international coverage.
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Maybe we should all be GPS tagged. It's not only children that go missing or are abused. Should probably link it all into a national system so that authorities can be alerted more efficiently.

That reminds me, I haven't read 1984 in a few years
You should read Lord of the Flies as well, just to get a balanced view of this topic
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Old 31.08.2017, 21:32
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Re: Kids GPS trackers

So both weenect trackers arrived safely and have now been set up with 2 year memberships (€85 equating to €3.50/mnth). There is an app (iOS or Android) or you can use the excellent web based console.

First impressions are very good, out of the box it was all working within 5 min with a rock solid GPS and GSM data connection giving me a location fix within 10 metres. I've set up geofencing for home and school and will road test them properly tomorrow, but this seems to be exactly what I was looking for and honestly speaking for the price its a no-brainer.

I had a couple of questions for their support desk, and both queries were dealt with swiftly by the owner himself (Antoine)

My account allows me to refer people, so you receive a 20% discount (off the CHF 69.99 purchase price) and I get two months of additional sub (on top of the 24 I have already paid for). PM your email address if you're interested.
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Old 31.08.2017, 21:44
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Re: Kids GPS trackers

It doesn´t help you with the topic specifically but one thing I read about is to agree on a "secret" word with your child. If someone approaches your kid with a "you need to come with me, your mummy is ill", teach the kid not to come unless that person knows the "secret" word. If something happens and you´d need to bring your wife to wherever, a neighbour could pick up the kid and mention the word so your child would know it is ok to go with that person?

No idea how that works in reality but I liked the idea.

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Old 31.08.2017, 22:12
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Re: Kids GPS trackers

We, too, had a "secret" word which enabled the children to check whether a message really came from us or not.
They still know what it was but don't seem to need it any more now they are a bit older. (43 and 41!)
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Old 31.08.2017, 23:10
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Re: Kids GPS trackers

I was a little girl in New Jersey, ran out door door on first day of kindergarten before neighbour w/daughter got close, as NO chance I wasn't going alone...(still stubbornly independent and thankful for it)

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When I was young, kids starting Kindergarten managed to go there alone.

Having the parents going there with you? What are you, a little girl?

Enjoy spying on your kids.. I'm sure they'll like it..
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Old 01.09.2017, 07:47
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Re: Kids GPS trackers

It's a long time ago now, but my kids regularly walked to and from school without any incident. But they were never really alone on the way! The police give out a designated route to and from the school and they discretely monitored those routes. At any time there was probably no more that 50m between the kids on the route and of course there were parents scattered along the route walking younger children home.

I assume it is still the same because I often see a police car pulled into someone's drive and two officers observing the kids on their way to school.
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Re: Kids GPS trackers

And a few months in .. How is going?

My kid already walks from school .. But also decides to stay and play while sometimes. Her walk should take 5 minutes, after 30 mins we might go find her still playing at school, lost track of time, sorry etc etc etc..

I'd be quite happy to let her play there a bit longer, if i knew she was there or she could contact us to say so.. Phone? WalkieTalkie?

Weenect looks good but she needs a watch anyways.. Tamolino instead?


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So both weenect trackers arrived safely and have now been set up with 2 year memberships (€85 equating to €3.50/mnth). There is an app (iOS or Android) or you can use the excellent web based console.

First impressions are very good, out of the box it was all working within 5 min with a rock solid GPS and GSM data connection giving me a location fix within 10 metres. I've set up geofencing for home and school and will road test them properly tomorrow, but this seems to be exactly what I was looking for and honestly speaking for the price its a no-brainer.

I had a couple of questions for their support desk, and both queries were dealt with swiftly by the owner himself (Antoine)

My account allows me to refer people, so you receive a 20% discount (off the CHF 69.99 purchase price) and I get two months of additional sub (on top of the 24 I have already paid for). PM your email address if you're interested.
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Re: Kids GPS trackers

Yes, I would do the same. I think it's a waste of money. Of course you want your child to be safe, I understand that. But still I'd not spend money on GPS child tracker...
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Re: Kids GPS trackers

Hi, I am a journalist with Tages-Anzeiger in Zurich. We are looking into GPS-tracking devices for children (and pets). Anyone willing to share experiences? Please email me at david.hesse /at/ tamedia.ch Thanks, best David
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Safe way to school: GPS tracker for kids?

I'm a Journalist for the Swiss Television SRF and currently researching on gps trackers for kids. In this context I'm looking for parents with experience in this field. Who uses gps trackers to accompany his children and can share his experience with me in a background conversation? [Contact via personal message]

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Re: Safe way to school: GPS tracker for kids?

We already have kid leashes:



Now GPS trackers...

And then what? Anti-Bark Collars for when the children are too noisy?
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I'm a Journalist for the Swiss Television SRF and currently researching on gps trackers for kids. In this context I'm looking for parents with experience in this field. Who uses gps trackers to accompany his children and can share his experience with me in a background conversation? franziska.ramser@srf.ch
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I'm a Journalist for the Swiss Television SRF and currently researching on gps trackers for kids. In this context I'm looking for parents with experience in this field. Who uses gps trackers to accompany his children and can share his experience with me in a background conversation? franziska.ramser@srf.ch
Unfortunately GPS doesn't work where we live on account of the mountains so we have got round this problem by using very long bungee. One end is attached to our front door, the other to each child, then when they get to school, the teacher loops the bungee round a hook in the classroom so they do not get suddenly recalled in the middle of finger painting.

The exertion of pulling the bungee also helps keep the children fit.

It's a very good, lo-tech solution, and it might even be legal!
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We already have kid leashes:



Now GPS trackers...

And then what? Anti-Bark Collars for when the children are too noisy?
That is called a pacifier. It works better with those gem stones around baby's neck. Ask local journalists! They will research.
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