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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 Reviews
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.
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This is sickening
This app is appalling like other apps like this it ruins my teenage years I have to have the burdens of being spied on every day of my life for all I know this app could be spying on this review this app has kept me from making new friends because if I add a new contact it will send an alert and I am forced to delete it I also am punished if I talk bad about a teacher In the slightest bit teenage years are supposed to be the best years of your life and I just can’t wait for the day that I turn 18 and go to college cause the. I will get the freedom I need but it will be to late and I will already have adult responsibilities my parents got to live in a care free teenage years environment and it’s not right that I have to suffer. I just will never make the same mistake with my kids because I want them to have fun I want them to not hate there life and I want them to have a good relationship with me because I have seen what these apps do and I just am counting down the days till I’m free my teen age years should not be a prison I never did anything wrong . I hope this wasn’t the intent of the app but you trying to make things better has grown into a terrible problem and I hate my life and am counting down the days I look forward to school because that’s when I get to live my life and I go to a very strict school so that’s saying something
Kids will outsmart this in 5 min and make you look stupid
I hate to say it, but this app gives parents a false sense of security and makes them look stupid. I was able to circumvent the app very easily. Just send a test text and quickly delete it from your child’s phone. Presto! It’s not logged. Any child who wanted to evade text message logging could easily prevent this app from capturing the texts. Also on iOS if you cannot block texting then what is the point? (Support confined that the app only blocks 3rd party apps and not native iOS apps. Let that sink in!) Lastly when I went to cancel the subscription on day two after being extremely disappointed, I found that instead of being ready to charge me for three months worth of usage it was going to charge me the full yearly subscription amount. That is basically $200! It feels like a scam. Apple’s screen time is much better than this and it’s free. I am a developer by trade. I followed the installation instructions and it went smoothly. I was testing the app the next morning after the install due to the waiting period described by others. That part would have been acceptable if the app had worked as described.
Developer Response ,
Sorry you found the app confusing.
SaferKid exists primarily to protect children from rape. We built it after studying THOUSANDS of cases where children were the victims of rape, sexual assault and other sex crimes in which phones played a pivotal role.
There are rare edge cases where a child can delete a text and it MIGHT not appear in the service, but, if you actually study the cases where children have been victimized (and we, sadly, have studied THOUSANDS of them), what you're talking about is not an issue.
What actually happens is that adults meet children in real life and attempt to build a relationship with them over time. This now happens over text, outside the view of parents. The MAJORITY of child rape happens this way, and it's not like the child is trying to hide it. The child is the VICTIM and doesn't realize what is happening.
We can appreciate that you didn't have this data, and we'll try to do a better job of making it clear that this is the case for parents in the future.
Also, for what it's worth, the real risk of kids being victimized by strangers they meet on apps is when children get apps that look safe but aren't. SaferKid has our own risk rating based on our research into child rape, sexual assault, bullying (and a lot of other developmental issues), and then the app alerts you and explains why the app is resulting in children getting sexually victimized even though you wouldn't know it from looking at it.
None of these features exist inside of Screen Time, and again, well try to message this better in the future so that people don't find it confusing.
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- SaferKid, Inc.
- 45.5 MB
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 9.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
- © SaferKid, Inc.
- In-App Purchases
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.