It is important for parents to understand that their children are in no more danger from abduction today than those of yesterday were twenty years ago. The news makes child abduction seem more prevalent today when the statistics show it is about the same. Of course that also does not mean that parents should forget about it since it is a possibility. A good balance of safety combined with a GPS child locator can go a long way to providing protection for your child without too much paranoia for the event clouding the judgment of a parent.