Let’s face it: we live in a world where you can’t always monitor what types of content your child is consuming.
With so many options – social media, DIY video streaming services, games and apps featuring in-app purchases and more – to choose from, it’s becoming increasingly unlikely that you can watch your child’s every move to ensure they’re not accessing materials inappropriate for their age.
Luckily, even for the busy parents out there, you can take solace in the fact that there’s an option that gives you as much or as little control over your child’s phone as you personally deem necessary. It’s called Kidgy, and it’s free to download on both the Apple App Store and Android’s Google Play.
Whether you’re a parent yourself or an educational instructor, you’ll be surprised at how many ways you can benefit from introducing Kidgy to your child’s smartphone.
“Basically Kidgy is your low-cost cyber nanny. Not only it will prevent most common cyber dangers but help you understand your kids’ online activity in general. For now it is the burning issue when it comes down to giving the first phone to your child. Taking into account that modern children spend up to 6 hours online every day, you might want to see what’s going on there.” — Vera Petryk, CMO at Kidgy.com
Keep tabs on your child’s location
It’s on every parent’s mind, and while some might call it intrusive, you would rather be safe than sorry. Yes, we’re talking about GPS tracking. Kidgy makes it possible to ensure your child’s safety by giving you precise updates about their location at any given moment.
What’s more, if you’re concerned about your kid ditching school or leaving home when they’re not supposed to, you can set barriers and receive notifications when those restrictions are breached.
So too, the route history of your child’s device can be traced using Kidgy as well, making it a fully comprehensive way to make sure your children are being safe and making decisions that won’t get them into trouble.
Put an end to dangerous trends
It’s no headliner that cyberbullying is the number one cause of suicidal thoughts and attempts among teens. The most fearful issue is that only 1 out 10 kids will ever tell their parents about being cyberbullied. But that’s not the only threat lurking around the corners of the internet. There are also unsafe and manipulative mental games like the Blue Whale Challenge that you have to fear, not to mention predatory users in forums and on social media.
Admittedly, as a parent, it’s hard enough to keep up with your own life, much less your child’s. Kidgy makes it easier to safeguard your child from the vile happenings of this world. It does so by letting you view incoming/outgoing text messages – even the ones that have already been deleted – in addition to vetting calls and blocking numbers on their devices.
Thanks to Kidgy, you no longer have to worry about the content your children are exposed to in apps either. Especially considering the predatory monetization antics of mobile games these days, it’s crucial that you know your kids aren’t being exposed to gambling hooks or the sex and violence you might find in M-rated console games of the same nature.
After all, our kids are impressionable and the best way to keep them out of harm’s way is to prevent the opportunity from ever arising.
Block offensive and inappropriate content
Adding an extra layer of control to the mix, you can block any websites or apps that you find unsuitable for your child using Kidgy.
These include sites and apps prominently featuring 18+ adult content and those that actively encourage violence and hate speech. For when you want your kid to enjoy an innocuous childhood that averts the nefarious tactics of the adult world, it should go without saying that Kidgy is on your side.
An imperative part of that challenge, however, is making sure that your child is asleep when they say they are. It’s for that reason that Kidgy allows you to set specific hours when your child can access the internet. On top of that, you can assign tasks, such as chores, to your child and manage those checklists remotely.
When you’re ready to make the switch to a safer childhood for that flourishing individual who means the world to you, download Kidgy for iPhone or for Android today. It’s free to start with an upgrade paid version ($9.99).
Sponsored by Kidgy