Location software developer Ubitrac is launching a system for young travellers to keep in touch with family and important services during long overseas trips.
Or, more likely, the other way round - a mobile app is hitting the market next month so parents of young jetsetters can monitor their every move.
The GPS technology is included in a range of smartphone apps that automatically send pings to a website so friends and family can plot the handset owners whereabouts on a Google Map-driven web service.
Gaptrac launches initially in the UK in July but is expected to extend to other markets through partnerships in the coming months.
Perhaps the more useful element of the Gaptrac service - given that the GPS system will need constant connectivity, perhaps incurring expensive roaming charges - is the ability for the user to call a central service for quick advice on services and emergency help in their location.
The app also has a number of social elements to it so users can pictures and other content to the map.
"Gaptrac was developed with the gap year traveller in mind. It provides much needed relief for anxious parents who can follow their offsprings travels around the world without imposing on their independence."
Round-the-worlders might have something to say about that...