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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Parents' Gadgets

My three nieces (ages 9, 11 and 12) moved in with us from Arizona. This coming school year, they will attend school here in Houston. Since the move, there have been several adjustments my husband and I had to make -the menu was on top of the list (teehee) Hello Pizza! Painting and "emptying" some rooms in the house -too much junk! And yes, there are other little (equally important) things that we are thinking of getting, like the comprehensive medical first aid kit -one for traveling and one for the house. We do have one, but it's so old, am thinking of changing it, instead of just replenishing it.

As I was checking for other similar stuff online, I came across interesting items that I did not even know existed, like the child locator. Here and there we hear of missing children. Every parent's worst nightmare! Parents can easily lose sight of their child. You turn around for a minute and your child is gone. They get bored easily and start to wander around. Especially when you're in busy places, like malls, amusement parks, or sports events. Yikes!

I also came across this thing called  key logger. This gadget is a computer program that records anything that you type in your computer including your password -emails, credit card numbers, etc. In short, a gadget for spying -oops! Much as we would want to respect the privacy of our kids, for safety reasons, I think it is good to know that, now, we have an option to track their activities online and monitor how they use the computers. We are not unaware of several young children who have been wooed by strangers that they have only met online, to meet them. Nip in the bud is better than crying over spilled milk.

Oh well, school opens in less than two weeks. I hope I get to accomplish more than half of the items in my checklist. Waiting for no-tax day! :)

8 comments:

betchai said...

oh, these are very good information you are sharing Tes, we too need to replace our home first aid kit :( as they are old, haha!

Rajesh said...

The science has progressed so much that, I will not be surprised there are devices that reverse the effect of this so called security devices.

ruthi said...

Well sis, I believe it's better be safe than sorry. This is a good thing. You cannot be more careful... we need to be prepared for the worse too. Good job.

Cheryl said...

How fun it will be to have your nieces with you! And all the devices you mentioned are great ones to have indeed.

Tekkaus said...

Child locater is becoming more and more important these days. :D I don't mind investing one for my kids.

Serline said...

I suppose it beats having to stand behind them all the time and peek over their shoulders to know where they are visiting in cyberspace...

Self Sagacity said...

Good ones for parents. We just have so much to think about, wonderful tools Tes@

RNSANE said...

You can't be too protective, Tes. 21 years of working in the forensic arena taught me that. Better safe than sorry, that's for sure.

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