Keep Your Child Safer Online

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 of registered sex offenders in their neighborhood or near school or work. On the app you’ll be able to find sex offenders on a map, locate your family, and get alerts from law enforcement about sex offenders in your neighborhood.

You can choose to add a Protect Plus subscription to enable monitoring of your child’s phone calls, text messages, emails and location. Parents or guardians will receive an alert if a child is contacted by a registered sex offender or lingers near a registered sex offender’s home. The Protect Plus subscription is just $9.99 per year and covers the entire family.

OffenderWatch Safe Virtual Neighborhood is on patrol for your child’s online safety.

Safe Virtual Neighborhood is now available through participating sheriffs’ and police departments. The app will be available in more states soon.

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 pulled directly from participating law enforcement departments with people contacting your child’s smartphone or device. If a registered sex offender in the OffenderWatch Network contacts your child via email — 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 receive email and postal OffenderWatch alerts if a registered sex offender moves into your neighborhood.

How the Protect Plus Subscription 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 + 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 will provide your local law enforcement contact information and tips for talking to your child about online safety.

Terms of use:

What’s New

Version 2.17.1

-UI/UX Improvements
-Enhanced Find Family Search now has clearer search criteria
-Overhauled Adding a child device to ease set up process for differing child device Operating Systems
-Minor Bug Fixes

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

MarketingPuke ,

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.

Developer Response ,

Thank You!

manchac bowhunter ,

Best app of it’s kind on market

Have seen a lot of sex offender apps but apparently only Safe Virtual Neighborhood is partnered with local law enforcement who register and monitor the offenders. Kids are all over the place with activities-with SVN we feel better knowing where the sex offenders are relative to where my kids are right now! Only SVN as far as I know does this.

Developer Response ,

Thank You!

Elaine & James ,

Safe Virtual Neighborhood

What a fantastic app to help me keep up with my kids, knowing where they are; when there’s a predator nearby and if they are innocently communicating by email.
Thanks so much, I’m sharing with my friends.
Elaine & James

Developer Response ,

Thank You Elaine & James!

App Privacy

The developer, Watch Systems, LLC, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Used to Track You

The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies:

  • Location
  • Contact Info

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Financial Info
  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • User Content

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Financial Info

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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