As a tech blogger one of the topics I’m most passionate about is online and mobile safety for kids and teens. There are many scary stories out there and these days kids are often more tech savvy than their parents.
This post is sponsored by WebSafety.
So how do parents keep their kids safe? I’ve done some research about this and I’m very interested in the ever growing field of online & mobile safety. That’s why I’m excited about WebSafety and how this app can help keep kids safe online and on their mobile devices.
WebSafety, the first app to offer real-time alerts to parents notifying them of potentially dangerous behavior when it occurs.
The shocking statistics from The Social Graf and Do Something show the dire need for an app like this:
- 73% of teens have shared personal information or potentially inappropriate content online
- 43% of kids admitted to being bullied online
- 43% of children said they had exchanged messages with strangers
- 71% admit they hide online activity from their parents
- 83% of parents admitted they are aware of the risks to their child but they haven’t had a way to properly protect them
Founder, CEO, parent of five, and grandparent to three, Rowland Day, created the WebSafety app after searching for a way to protect the young ones in his life from the risks online, and finding that existing solutions just didn’t work.
The WebSafety smartphone app sends parents real-time alerts to help protect their children from online dangers such as cyberbullies, sexting, and internet predators. The patented technology gives parents analytical tools to watch for alarming patterns and behaviors while children and teens are using their smartphones.
It has a number of impressive features including:
- Dashboard – a real time dashboard displays daily activities
- Monitor Social Media – view all photos uploaded to your child’s social media accounts and receive alerts when new photos are uploaded
- Monitor Apps – provides a detailed description of apps downloaded by the child on to their smartphone or tablet, WebSafety provides notes and suggestions for parents
- Monitor Websites – URLs for inappropriate websites are flagged for parents
- Monitor Text Messages – options include the ability to view all text messages sent and received, or limited to alerting parents of specific words or people
- Track Location – view current and past locations of your child’s device and even create a 25 mile geo-fence & receive alerts when the fence is crossed
- Curfew – parents can set time restrictions with automatic notifications of out-of-hours use
Here’s a video overview to give you a good look at the app and its features:
I’m very impressed with WebSafety and all of it’s features and recommend it to parents looking for a way to make sure their kids stay safe online.