As the search for Kyron Horman enters week 3 with still no answers parents all across the country are wondering how something like this could happen. While search crews are still looking for the missing 7 year old in Portland Oregon out hearts go out to his parents who miss their son and want him to come home safely.
For other parents this is a grim reminder that any child can be taken away in the blink of an eye. Even in cases such as this one where the child is supposed to be safely inside their school it is possible for a child to be abducted. While there are no leads and the fact the school was open for the day for a science fair makes it even more difficult for the search since it cannot be focused in one particular area.
For parents who before thought their children were perfectly safe while at school this opens up a new concern that can be addressed with the help of a child locator device. These units use GPS technology to track kids all for one low monthly fee. Had Kyron been wearing one at the time of his disappearance his parents would have known he was not at school much earlier in the day as opposed to when he did not come home from school. Plus the coordinates of his location would make it quick and easy to find him and bring him home.
For such a low fee there is no reason for every child to not carry a personal locator device each and every day; whether playing in the neighborhood or attending school.