Police Scotland has invested more than £1,000 on “pop-up bairns” in a bid to deter dangerous parking at schools in Tayside.
Eight figures have been bought by the force as part of a new campaign.
Parents can expect to see the bairns outside the school gates in the coming weeks, with police hoping they will help educate people about safe parking.
North East Fife was one of the first forces in Scotland to use the figures to tackle parking issues at schools.
Carol McDonald, a manageress at Sign Direct Yorkshire Limited – who create the signs – said they have been a “massive success” at schools throughout the UK.
She said the pop-up bairns were first used at a school in London and it has “snowballed” from there.
Carol said: “Dundee has now joined North East Fife and Stirling in purchasing the signs.
“They are called parking buddies in England.
“They have been aptly named pop-up bairns in Scotland.
“We are aware there are massive parking problems at schools throughout the UK.
“The signs have had a positive impact everywhere.
“They are hard to ignore outside the schools.”
Maryfield Community Sergeant, Lesley Winter, spoke about the new figures at a Stobswell Forum meeting.
She said the pop-up bairns would be used in Dundee in the coming weeks.
She added: “There is a problem across all the schools in the city in relation to parking.
“It’s a problem that has been around for decades.
“Some of the parking is down to laziness and it shows a complete disregard for children when people double park.
“We need to continue to work with parents and the schools to educate about parking dangerously at schools.”