Monday night at 8pm, be sure to tune in for our newest episode of Hope Saves the Day on Autism Radio Tonight's Show is with Host Paul Cimins Who Sits down and Speaks with Brian Sullivan Creator of Kid Sport kidsport GPS Some of Topics Discussed On Tonight's Show
To Help Keep Your Kids Safewww.kidsportgps.com) http://www.take25.org/) that provides free tools such as safety tips, conversation starters, and mini-lessons to help trusted adults begin conversations with children about safety.www.kidsportGPS.com. (Bands are currently on sale now as pre-orders and will be available this fall.)www.missingkids.com) has a lot of excellent information on child safety and what you can do as a parent or guardian. www.kidsportgps.com.
About Eric Long– Eric Long is a dad and co-founder of Precise Innovation, a creative idea company that developed the kidsport GPS tracking band for kids. Our company is based on one word...FUN. We believe the best ideas come from simple, everyday need and that we are most creative and innovative when we are having fun. Our goal is to create products that make sense; make consumers’ lives better; and make a positive impact. To learn more or to pre-order your kidsport GPS, go to
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According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, roughly 800,000 children are reported missing each year. That's over 2,000 a day. Shocking, isn’t it?
When I was a kid, my friends and I spent our hours after school meandering the neighborhood. Mom and Dad had no idea where I was or what I was doing. In summer…sun up; I’m gone. I was a racecar pulling in for a PB&J pit stop around noon, and dinner was just a distraction. I was gone for hours upon hours. No big deal. Today? Different world!
My daughter is almost 10. If she is three minutes late from a bike ride, her mom and I are freaking out. We lose sight of her at the park and we panic. On vacation? When I am not playing with her, I am a CIA agent scanning the crowd for suspicious characters.
So how can we keep our kids safe in today’s modern world? No tool or device will keep your kids safe 100% of the time, but here are five things you can do to mitigate the risks:
1. Family Talk
2. ID Card
3. Child ID Kit
4. Emergency Hot Spots
5. kidsport GPS Tracking Device– The kidsport GPS band is a GPS tracking device developed specifically for kids that allows parents to locate their kids on their cell phones, iPads or computers. It features an alert button that sends you an immediate text if your child needs you; a secure latch to prevent unintended removal; a removal alert that texts you when the band is taken off; and a Geo-Fence Boundary Alert that sends you a text if the boundary you set is crossed. To find out more about kidsport GPS, visit – Whether you are at a playground, amusement park, ski slope, vacation resort, or any crowded location, always identify the nearest help and information centers, emergency stations, and police posts. Inform your children where to go and what to do in case of an emergency or if they get lost. – Prepare an ID kit for each child in the event that he or she is missing. The kit should include a physical description (nickname, date of birth, height, weight, gender, fingerprints, hair and eye colors, etc.), any identifying features (glasses, braces, scars, birthmarks, piercings, etc.), any medical information (conditions, disorders, diseases, medications, etc.), and, most importantly, an up-to-date, good quality digital photo. Be sure to take your kits with you on trips and vacations. – Create and give each child a laminated ID card with his or her name, date of birth, address, phone numbers, etc. If your child is too young or otherwise unable to speak for him or herself, consider writing the information somewhere on his or her clothing in permanent marker. – Take time to talk to your children about safety and abduction prevention. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children has an excellent campaign called Take 25 (
No parent I know can imagine what it is like to have a child go missing. It is our greatest fear. But by educating a children and taking safety precautions, we can help reduce the chances of that ever happening. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (
not only looks cool, but the technology inside is truly amazing.
The technology in the band is much like a cell phone and sends location data in two ways: on a set time schedule (for example, every 10 minutes) and ON-DEMAND. When you hit the location refresh button on the app, it sends a signal through the cell chip in the band, which tells us we need the most up to date location. The band then sends the location back through the cell chip and back to the app. A lot gets done in a very short period of time. It's easy! Just download the kidsport GPS app to your smartphone. Create a password. Snap photos of your kids. And let them go.