KDDI and SECOM to offer anti-kidnapping phone for children

In Japan is it very common to see a tiny child of just 6 or 7 seven years-old taking the train and walking the streets alone, thus the introduction of KDDI's child safety device called the Mamorino is welcome news.

Teaming up with security firm SECOM, the company says the child-friendly mobile phone was designed to prevent kids from being abducted. The unit's GPS system allows parents to keep constant track of their children all while helping to indoctrinate them early into Japan's ubiquitous mobile phone culture.

Via IT Media