Parents should always 'include a plan' when travelling
26 January 2009 07:41
People who go on holiday with their children should always be prepared for any sort of emergency.
That is according to the National Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC), which has said that parents should not rely on electronic devices to help them find children who go missing.
Nancy A McBride, national safety director at the NCMEC, said that the best thing mums and dads can do is to organise holidays carefully and be as vigilant as possible.
She did note, however, that devices such as the Child Tracking System, can be part of "a comprehensive safety plan".
Ms McBride commented: "Parents and guardians should plan any travel and outings to public venues ahead of time and include a plan in case they become separated from their children".
The Child Tracking System is an electronic device work rather like a bracelet around a child's wrist. Parents or guardians have a base unit which allows them to set off a "safety zone" that acts as an invisible border of a distance set by them.
If their child wanders out of this border, the device on their wrist will start to ring, allowing the youngster to be located.