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Thursday, March 02, 2006

Tracking Kids Through Mobile Devices

Japanese parents have a new way to keep tabs on their children thanks to a new service called ima doko ("where are you now?") The service works with 3G mobile devices from NTT Docomo, and lets parents use a website to pinpoint their child's location on a map.

RELATED: Ima doko is emblematic of the trend toward parents being an ever greater presence in their children's lives -- a trend that author Sam Schulman bemoans, rightly or wrongly.

Source: International Telecommunication Union