"As a parent, my top priority is her safety in addition to her ability to have some independence," Brooke King told Good Morning America
Keeping track of toddlers can be tough, but mom Brooke King has found a new solution.
King, who is mom to 3-year-old daughter Kella, turned to Apple's AirTag devices to help keep an eye on her toddler. As her daughter is too young for a cellphone, King told Good Morning America that AirTags make it easy for her to know where her daughter is at all times.
"I always find myself running after her quickly...I didn't want to teach her that if she ran off, I would just run after her and it was okay to continue this behavior," King shared.
In crowds, King has her daughter wear the AirTag as a bracelet, so if they were to get separated, she would have an easy way to track her daughter from her cell phone by logging into Apple's FindMy app and seeing her location in real-time.
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"It does help me feel more in control of the situation," King added. "As a parent, my top priority is her safety in addition to her ability to have some independence."
While Apple told Good Morning America that AirTags were not designed to track children, parenting expert Ericka Souter noted that the device can be a good way to give younger kids some independence.
"If you have little ones who may be walking to school alone for the first time or going to after-school activities and you just want to make sure they're safe, [it might be a good idea]," she said. "Parents have a lot of safety concerns in this day and age."
But for older kids, Souter revealed that AirTags might not be the best option.
"If you have a teenager who needs to go back and forth to school, or hangs out with their friends or has a curfew, you have to eventually begin to trust them to follow the rules and be back home when they need to be back home," she said.
"So, for a lot of families, the teenage years are kind of a cut off for something like the AirTag monitoring their whereabouts."
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