Thursday, April 30, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
As parents we work hard to protect our children from abduction and even use the latest technology such as GPS child locators to increase the chances of finding them safely should such a thing occur. When we see children on the news who are recovered safely from an abduction we tend to feel happy that the child was able to make it home safely. The news quickly moves on to the next story and we feel that the incident is over for the child and their family.
This is not the case though since for these children as well as their families this is an incident that will need lots of time and lots of healing. Being torn from there family and everyday lives whether if a stranger did it or another family member can destroy a child’s sense of peace and security. This will need built back up again so they can once again try and live a normal life again.
In many areas there is an excellent support system for this healing for the child and their family. While other places are in dire need of an established system to help these families overcome this terrible incident and move on.
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
The movie Slumdog Millionaire became a sensation not only in the United States but also around the world propelling the stars and makers of the film instant fame. The small children who appeared in the movie were treated to the chance of a lifetime to come to the US, see Hollywood and visit Disney Land. It was not a hidden fact that these children were actually from the slums of their home country and people fell in love with them and their charming smiles.
Sadly news broke over the weekend that the young 9 year old girl was for sale and her very own father was the one holding the purse strings. With a reported $400,000 offered to the poverty stricken family this seemed like a fortune to them and the potential for a better life for the young girl. The story sent her father to jail where he claims that she was never for sale, but for many this story has stirred up serious controversy.
As parents we hear stories of a child being sold in another country and we tend to be thankful that in the United States this does not happen. But this is where so many parents are wrong, children are actually sold right here in our own country. Children are abducted by complete strangers and sold to other strangers for many different reasons. For some they cannot have a child so they purchase one illegally while others are actually sold into a thriving sex trade. These sex trades sound like something that would go on in anther country but children of all ages are taken and used in these horrific ways in which no parent wants to see their child end up. Luckily parents in the US are not so poverty stricken they consider selling their children and we can even protect them by using a GPS child tracking device to locate them quickly if an abduction does occur.
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
The anomalies for Huckaby with the numbers are enough to make every parent take a longer look at their neighbor even when they themselves have children which play with yours. Parents are told time and time again that women usually do not abduct children unless they are smaller and even rarer women do not sexually molest those abducted children and on the rare occasions they do it is usually with boys. Of course we cannot turn on our neighbors to protect our children but we can teach our children all we can about safety and use a GPS child locator to keep track of their location. Though there are abductors, which defy the odds, the odds are still good that a parent will never have to live this nightmare.
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Safety of your child should be a concern to every parent whether they live in a small tight knit community or a large city of millions. The chance that your child can go off to play at a friend’s house and never come home like Sandra is something no parent should have to endure. Technology such as GPS child locator devices can make it easier for parents to know where their children are and find them quickly in an emergency. Plus children can use the panic button which is attached to the device if the case of an emergency to let their parents know that something is wrong.
Whether your child is a teen such as the boy from Tracy who was kidnapped or younger these devices can take some of the fear out of allowing your child to head out on their own. These stories do not just happen in big cities and they do not always happen to the other family but not yours. Though the odds are really not in your favor that a horrific thing like this will happen to your child the truth is it can. Do not let the image of your child skipping happily away be the last one you have as the Cantu family now does.
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Monday, April 6, 2009
The problem with cell phones is a child may not be able to dial their parents and make the call in certain circumstances. Whether they are injured or in the hands of an abductor making a call out or even answering an incoming call may just not be possible. This makes them ineffective in helping you locate your child in these scary situations. With a GPS child locator though you can find your child at any time without them doing anything at all on their end. This means that if they are hurt you can still find them quickly and get them the help they need. The SOS button on the Amber Alert GPS is also excellent to that a child who is abducted or in trouble who cannot make a call can still hit a button that lets you know that things are not ok and they need you.
The Amber Alert unit is very budget friendly for most families while adding a child a cell phone on most plans may sound cheap until you get the first bill. Kids tend to start calling all their friends and texting others resulting in a surprise bill for parents that in many cases makes them regret adding the child to the plan. When parents take affordability as well as effectiveness into account the debate between a cell phone and a personal tracking device becomes pretty clear.
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Of course some parents feel that this is a scam to get them to buy fingerprinting kits but this is not the case and many groups will actually help you do this for free. There is also some debate right now with schools fingerprinting children since some have discussed using this to handle lunch accounts and other personal information. But at this point schools are not using fingerprints in this way and when they have fairs in which kids get fingerprinted it is strictly with the future safety of the child in mind. It only takes a few moments and can do so much good if your child ever goes missing from home.