If you're searching for a way to keep tabs on your kid, look no further: GPS trackers can tell you where your child is at any given moment.
Child-tracking GPS products are gaining in popularity. Best Buy recently released the Little Buddy, under its in-house brand Insignia. The gadget costs $99 and it's designed to fit "easily into a backpack, lunchbox or other receptacle," according to BestBuy.com. More expensive models are also available, such as the highly customizable WorldTracker GPRS (*Est. $600) and the newfangled Amber Alert GPS 2G (*Est. $380).
So how do these devices work? Parents can set up what's called a geo-fence, which designates a child's safety zone. If the child leaves the safe zone, a text message notification is automatically sent to the parent. Using a cell phone or computer, parents can then monitor the child's location. Some models can also be programmed to alert the child that they have traveled too far. Read more