Top apps and wearable tech to help your kids stay safe

Parents have been urged to have conversations with their kids about their safety outside of school premises.

This comes amid an apparent spate of learner abductions incidents across the Western Cape.

Read: 13 child snatching incidents reported since August - WCED

Guardians are advised to warn children about so-called stranger danger, but also to take caution even with people they may know.

Aside from frank discussions, safe words, and set routines, technology can also play a role in safeguarding children.

Read more: What to do when your child goes missing

Tech expert Jan Vermeulen explains some of the apps and gadgets that parents can invest in to ensure they can keep track of your kids.

Wearable technology:

Mobile apps:

He discusses the various technologies, some existing features built into smartphones and the associated costs.

The watch functionality can be made simple to function as a basic tracker and as a way to call a parent.

Jan Vermeulen, Technology Editor at MyBroadband

These watches have GPS built in, so you can track your child that way.

Jan Vermeulen, Technology Editor at MyBroadband

It's all about your budget.

Jan Vermeulen, Technology Editor at MyBroadband

When you place the call, you can hear, as the emergency contact, what's happening on that side.

Jan Vermeulen, Technology Editor at MyBroadband

Listen to the expert advice from The Pippa Hudson Show:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Top apps and wearable tech to help your kids stay safe


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Keep healthy with fitness tracker built into a watch, Fitbit Versa

Keep healthy with fitness tracker built into a watch, Fitbit Versa

Aki Anastasiou reviews Fitbit Versa, talks Nestle using DNA to improve nutrition and ridding the ocean of plastic with technology

[WATCH] A woman gives birth...in a moving car

[WATCH] A woman gives birth...in a moving car

Khabazela shares some of the most popular tweets, posts, and videos on 'What's gone viral'.

What to do when your child goes missing

What to do when your child goes missing

Major-General Bafana Linda says there needs to be a partnership with families to look for missing children.

'My child came out as transgender' - advice on sex ed and modern-day parenting

'My child came out as transgender' - advice on sex ed and modern-day parenting

Parents in this day and age face new challenges when it comes to sexuality education, says clinical sexologist Dr Eve.

13 child snatching incidents reported since August - WCED

13 child snatching incidents reported since August - WCED

The department plans to meet with police officials to determine whether there is a link in the recent spate of learner abductions.

Popular articles
'It is only through languages that you get to understand what a people is like'

'It is only through languages that you get to understand what a people is like'

Azania sat down with founder of the Rera Language School, Matsobane Sexwale ahead of International Mother Language Day.

Bosasa trading as African Global Operations to be liquidated

Bosasa trading as African Global Operations to be liquidated

Two banks took a decision to close down Bosasa's bank accounts forcing the company to go under voluntary liquidation.

Johannesburg’s drive to create a smart city is rolling out

Johannesburg’s drive to create a smart city is rolling out

Vumatel is deploying 15 000 CCTV security cameras over the next five years to make Joburg's streets safer.

'No one asked Phelps to cut down his flipper feet'- Caller #HandsOffCaster

'No one asked Phelps to cut down his flipper feet'- Caller #HandsOffCaster

702/CapeTalk's listeners weigh in on the proposed regulations by the IAAF in support of Caster Semenya.

South Africa just became the world’s hottest destination for oil exploration

South Africa just became the world’s hottest destination for oil exploration

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Stephen Larkin, CEO at Africa New Energies.