Keep Your Child Safer Online
(Requires OffenderWatch subscription to access data)
Online predators are a reality. But now there’s a tool to help parents protect their children from sex offenders. Law enforcement agencies have partnered with OffenderWatch to offer Safe Virtual Neighborhood, a new app designed to notify parents if registered sex offenders contact their children through email or if their child is near a sex offender’s home for an extended period of time. Parents will also receive email alerts from participating law enforcement should a registered sex offender move into their neighborhood.
OffenderWatch Safe Virtual Neighborhood (patent pending) is on patrol for your child’s online safety.
The Only App Partnered with Law Enforcement
Safe Virtual Neighborhood is the only app that directly partners with law enforcement to analyze sex offender data. Safe Virtual Neighborhood cross-references sex offender data provided by participating law enforcement departments to monitor who is contacting your child’s smartphone or other device. If a registered sex offender in the OffenderWatch Network contacts your child — or if your child is near an offender’s home — you’ll be alerted.
Once you sign up for Safe Virtual Neighborhood, you’ll also be eligible to receive OffenderWatch alerts if a registered sex offender moves into your neighborhood.
How It Works
1 Analyze Sex Offender Data
Safe Virtual Neighborhood uses accurate data provided directly by law enforcement to monitor communications from accounts of registered sex offenders.
2 Monitor Child Device
The app monitors emails and the location on your child’s phone or device—working silently in the background and not interfering with the phone’s use.
3 Alert Parents and Take Action
If a registered sex offender contacts your child using those methods, you’ll receive an alert. From there, ask your child about the communication and determine if you should contact law enforcement. The app provides your local law enforcement contact information and tips for talking to your child about online safety.
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Different Install but It Works
So you register on a website first then install it on your phone and you kid’s phone. I added her email from school. I can see where she is on a map and get an alert if she hangs out close to a sex offender’s house or if they email her. There are a lot of sex offenders in this town so this is just extra insurance.
The app doesn’t explain how to create an account. Then they don’t tell you how much the subscription is, and then when you try to contact them, the app tells you your email address and phone number is invalid. Don’t waste your time
Developer Response ,
We heard you! We have now updated to allow users to subscribe in the application, making the subscription process easier. Hope you try us again.
Another app that must be purchased
You have to go on the Internet and pay and register before you can use it. Then you can log into the app on your cell or tablet. I don’t need this.
- Watch Systems, LLC
- 13.3 MB
- Social Networking
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
- © patent pending
- In-App Purchases
- Offenderwatch SVN Subscription $9.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.