A father in Wuhan, Hubei province reportedly installed three GPS trackers on his little one in an attempt to stay informed of his child's coordinates at any given time.
Although he took the extreme action out of concern for his child's safety, his decision has nevertheless triggered public debate.
"For fear that bad guys might take off the GPS watch, I put two additional GPS trackers inside the backpack and clothing," the father explained, adding that the devices have twice helped him to locate his child at critical moments.
Not everyone considers such protective measures necessary, however.
According to a survey conducted among 38 parents, 80 percent think it is practical to install GPS trackers on their children; the rest believe that there is no need to be so nervous.
Keeping a close eye on children is an understandable impulse and should be lauded, according to education experts in Wuhan.
Children should also be taught how to protect themselves in case of an emergency, the experts said.