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The Cincinnati Post
Christine Probst works eight miles away from the Mason, Ohio,
child care center where her two children spend the day, but she
can see her kids any time she wants on the Internet. Cameras in
the Kids 'R' Kids day care center constantly photograph the children
and transmit the images onto the Internet for parents to view.
wonderful," said Probst. ''I usually check on them once in
the morning and once in the afternoon. It gives me a nice, peaceful
feeling to see them."
the back of all 10 Kids 'R' Kids classrooms and cafeteria transmit
photographs that are updated every one to six seconds on the Internet.
a technology that eventually will be used by all child care centers,"
said Seth Steinberg, founder of ParentNet in Atlanta, which provides
the Internet service for Kids 'R' Kids and other day care centers.
said technology is changing so quickly that it won't be long before
the transmissions are similar to live, continuously moving television
purposes, parents are given passwords that allow them to see images
from the room where their child is.
an excellent concept for parents, children and us," said
Doris Moore, director of Kids 'R' Kids. "To me, it's just
another way of encouraging parental interest in their children's
day care centers. We have nothing to hide." Kids
'R' Kids doesn't charge extra for the Internet service.