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Verizon's Chaperone offers invisible fence to parents

Chris Ziegler

We're still trying to get used to the idea of 8 year-olds toting cellphones, but operators have embraced their new clientele, developing phones and services tailored to their needs and the needs of their parental units. Verizon's young'un offering, the GPS-enabled LG Migo, will be the first device to operate with their Chaperone service, which launches on Monday. For $10 a month, Chaperone lets a curious parent check on their child's location, and for $20, Verizon can send alerts when the child crosses pre-set boundaries. We're hoping the Migo doesn't deliver a shock when an unsuspecting kid moves past their boundary, but it does look a little like a stun gun, does it not?

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