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Qianxinan left-behind children have electronic guardian

Updated: 2017-07-13

To protect left-behind children whose parents work in other cities, the local public security department of the Qianxinan Bouyei and Miao autonomous prefecture has provided children with intelligent bracelets for the dynamic monitoring of their security. 

The prefecture in southwestern China's Guizhou province is a major battle field for the fight against poverty, with some 300,000 people living under the poverty line. 

Most young adults work away from home in big cities, leaving their children in their rural hometowns living with relatives, often grandparents. 

Since last year, the public security bureau of Qianxinan has constructed a tripartite network of governments, schools and families for children’s security. Basic information of left-behind children is recorded into a management system. 

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Police explain to local villagers the tripartite network of governments, schools and families for children's security in the Qianxinan Bouyei and Miao autonomous prefecture. [Photo/news.gog.cn]

With the help of big data technology, the intelligent bracelets can warn and alert when children are in danger. The bracelets also help police to monitor the position of children if they are reported missing. 

As of mid-June this year, Qianxinan has given out more than 468,000 bracelets and plans to give each of the 900,000 left-behind children in the region a bracelet by the end of the year, according to Wang Kehua, deputy director-general of the Qianxinan public security bureau.

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A left-behind child wears an intelligent bracelet for the dynamic monitoring of his security in the Qianxinan Bouyei and Miao autonomous prefecture. [Photo/news.gog.cn]

In addition to compensate for the lack of the child guardians, the move is also an effort of the local authority to correspond to the national reform of public security by making use of new technologies such as big data and artificial intelligence(AI).