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Airport Security Is Now In the Hands of Children

Most of us know that with large numbers of people passing through airports every single day, the potential for airports to be a target for terrorism is great, but do children realize that?

The makers of an educational toy for children are making sure that today's children understand the importance of Homeland security. The toy labeled "Scan-It ", exposes children to the ins and outs on how airport security checkpoints work. This toy comes equipped with a functioning conveyor belt that transports toys or other items from the check in, straight through to the check out.

When the Scan-It doesn't like a particular object, it emits a beep and lights up alerting the child of a potentially dangerous object.

This toy retails for $29.99 and can be purchased at Amazon.com .

Now, while the company OperationCheckpoint.com believes this simulated airport x-ray machine promotes learning in a fun and non-scary kind of way, there are others out there that argue that this type of toy may just instill fear in children. What you think?

Vicki Kwong
Technology Blogger
InventorSpot.com

Comments
Aug 4, 2008
by Anonymous

seems like a

boring toy to me. But I guess most educational toys are like that! :P

Aug 4, 2008
by Anonymous

intresting...

"the potential for airports to be a target for terrorism is great"
All i see is propaganda all over that product.