SaferKid is way beyond parental controls! It grows and changes as your children do, from first device through adulthood.
Enter your child's age, and we'll help you:
- Block adult content,
- Monitor text message history,
- See phone contacts,
- See phone call history (on other platforms),
- See web browsing history,
- Give them more privacy as they get older,
- Limit screen time,
- Get alerts if your children get dangerous apps,
- Get reviews on 200,000 apps with parenting tips,
- Get expert guides on how to talk to kids about sexting, bullying, adult content, and more!
SaferKid was developed after studying thousands of bad things that happened to children as a result of using mobile devices, including extensive research with members of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. Use it keep your child or teen safe!
SaferKid provides end-to-end parenting support from when your child first gets a device through adulthood. It's the most comprehensive parenting solution on the market and the only one that anticipates danger and warns you BEFORE bad things happen.
Get SaferKid and start protecting your children and teens today!
SaferKid contains three main features:
- SaferKid Alert, and
- Parental Superpowers
SaferText is a breakthrough child safety tool that allows you to see your child or teen's text messages, web browsing history, phone call history and phone contacts. To keep trust in your family, your kids will know that you have SaferText, and you can gradually disable its features as kids get older to give them more privacy.
Parental Superpowers allow you to turn your children's apps off at night, on a schedule, or any time. They also help you block adult content protecting children from inappropriate content.
SaferKid Alert regularly checks to see if your children have installed any of over 200,000 age-inappropriate apps on their devices. If we find an app, we send you an alert. We also let you know what's inappropriate about the app and how to talk to your child about it.
SaferKid memberships start at just $14.99 per month, and one membership covers all of your family's devices.
- Your iTunes account will be charged at confirmation of your purchase and auto-renews for the same price each month
- Auto-renew may be turned off by going to your Account Settings after purchase and must be turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period
- Free trials are forfeited if you choose to buy a full subscription before the free trial ends. Free trials contain all the same features as full subscriptions.
This release contains a bug fix to help with setup. If you ever need help, email us at email@example.com (or check the HELP area in the app).
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
A Real Solution for Parents
I heard about SaferKid from a friend of mine who works on the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.
My friend does mostly undercover work, luring predators on apps like Grindr and Kik towards stings and, hopefully, away from children. Her terrifying stories of what it’s really like for young people today have kept me and my husband from buying a phone for our daughter.
Then she told us about SaferKid. When Jenny (our daughter) gets an app that might be dangerous, SaferKid sends us an alert and tells us what the app is, and why we should be concerned. The reviews are, in my opinion, a little conservative. But I’d rather feel like I’m being over protective than exposing her to too much risk.
We didn’t know, for example, that it’s better to keep kids off of social media apps like Instagram until they are at least 15, because at younger ages kids are more susceptible to things like sextortion.
The peace of mind we get from having SaferKid is well worth the price. I cannot recommend it highly enough. My only comment is that the setup took about 10 minutes, which I found annoying. I didn’t need any help to get through it, but it was a little frustrating to have to wait so long.
But once we got through it, we have been absolutely delighted with it.
Developer Response ,
Thanks for the review. We’re glad that SaferKid is helping you keep your daughter safe.
SaferKid was designed and built after studying thousands of cases where children had terrible, unthinkable outcomes as a result of interactions with adults through smartphones. It’s the only research-driven product for protecting children online.
We know that our age ratings and app reviews sometimes come across as being a little conservative. Most parents use them as a guideline and make decisions on a case by case basis. In fact, sometimes a parent will learn about an app from a review and be OK with one of their children using it and not another, based more on personality than on age.
That said, our age rating system was driven by the research we described above. As a result, we encourage parents to make sure, when they’re making these decisions, to look at the actual data that was used to develop it. You can find this in the risk ratings as well as the statistics section of our web site. The more informed you are, the better you can really assess the risk and make the right choice for your children.
Also, we’ve released a simplified setup for the text monitoring that we hope makes it easier for parents to set that up in the future. We’re the only company that makes this kind of monitoring, and we’re constantly working on making it easier and easier for parents to use the service and keep our children safe.
If you ever have any issue setting it up, or with anything, reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll be happy to help you. We have representatives standing by to help you.
Thanks for using SaferKid!
App Doesn’t Work Properly
If you think you will be thoroughly monitoring your child, you will be disappointed. First of all, text messages are not always up to date in real time. You may get them the next day or not at all. If the messages contain time sensitive information then this could be detrimental. Secondly, Safer Kid implies that you can monitor apps, but in actuality you cannot see when a child is on the app, how frequent they log in, and most importantly you cannot see what they are doing on those apps. They only show when CERTAIN apps are downloaded not when or how they use them. Certain apps go undetected. You cannot see an exhaustive list of the apps they have on their phone. Not all apps are listed.
This app does NOT have gps tracking, which is the most important aspect of keeping our Kid Safer, this so called Safer Kid app doesn’t really bring about safety to our children as there are still many flaws with this app. Not worth the asking price. You will not notice many of these issues in the 7-day trial since they only arise when the situation does. At the very least Safer Kid should be equipped with a gps tracking system like “Life 360” would be great and real time text messages along with undetected listen-in phone calls and a more detailed activity history for ALL apps on the phone. It would be great to see everything they are doing on their phones. Safer Kid is a big disappointment. Something better is bound to come along.
Developer Response ,
Sorry you found the app confusing. A few things. First, any time you open the parent app, it will fetch the most recent messages (if it hasn't in the last few minutes). So, the texts are there but they may take a little time to import.
Second, and this is more important, SaferKid was created after studying THOUSANDS of actual cases of adults engaging in inappropriate behavior with children via mobile devices. Nothing in our product is theoretical. It's based on what the data actually shows would have kept these children from being raped, sexually assaulted, exposed to HIV and/or otherwise sexually victimized.
We can appreciate that people, like yourself, who haven't done this research may have some theories about what parents actually need. Our product is, however, based on that actual facts.
This is why we don't list all the apps on the child's phone. A 16 year-old could have 100 apps on their phone of which 2 or 3 are incredibly high risk for rape, sexting, bullying, etc.
Instead of asking parents to wade through a list of apps that aren't risky, we ONLY alert parents of the apps that are developmentally inappropriate based on your child's age. This is because, when we study the actual kids who were, for example, exposed to HIV by adults they met on apps, they were on apps that are simply too risky. We do that risk rating for you and only alert you when there are risks (of all kinds). This allows you to find out and immediately remove the apps, which removes the risk. This is a much better solution than the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force going undercover on these apps and hoping to lure this criminals away from your child.
So, what you think is broken about our app is actually the most important way to PROTECT your child. That, combined with our text monitoring is the most valuable way to keep kids safe. Not in some theory that we have, but based on actually working closely with members of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, prosecuting attorneys, other members of law enforcement and child rape treatment center counselors.
We will try to do a better job of helping parents understand this so they don't find it as confusing as you did.
DONT DOWNLOAD THIS APP!
if you’re a parent who thinks that controlling and monitoring your kid 24/7 is the best option then read this, because you are very wrong, i don’t care if your child is 4,7,13,17.. your are WRONG for using this app and that is called bad parenting, parents, how about we trust the kids YOU educated, let them be kids, text their friends whatever they want, search up whatever they want, having an app like this will only make them learn how to hide things from you, and never trust you for anything, they won’t tell you stuff, and they’ll do worst things in their teenage years, i am speaking from experience, i’ve always had strict parents and they don’t know how much they damaged my mental health, i got diagnosed with depression, i turned to drugs and drinking, and started finding every way to sneak out of the house, i learned every behavior of them, all because they were strict and controlling.
strict parents raise the most rebellious kids, why? because all that free time that they have when you don’t let them go out, they are just learning and planning on how to hide everything from you, and again, you don’t deserve to be a parent if you think an app like this is the best option, be friends with them, learn how to trust your kids, it’s ok to check their phones when they give you a reason to, but just know that they’ll be teenagers either way, whether you like it or not.
- SaferKid, Inc.
- 45.5 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- © SaferKid, Inc.
- In-App Purchases
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- SaferKid $199.99
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.