It's not quite an ankle bracelet.

As a new dad I understand how overwhelming the desire for making sure your kid is safe can be, but this still creeps me out. A Japanese company has developed a school uniform blazer embedded with GPS tracking to keep a virtual eye on your kid's whereabouts. Have things gotten so bad that knowing that your child is in school isn't enough? At best I suppose it would just be for over-protective parents, but at worse it would be used as a replacement for good parenting. And isn't anyone else concerned that putting a big GPS beacon on your kid could attract the bad people it intends to protect against?

GPS-mounted blazers enable parents to locate kids. [Japan Today via Gizmodo]