Kids On Mobile Phones

Note: I am creating this list as a resource for parents. I am not endorsing any of these apps. If I find some that you all rave about I’ll start a rating system.

You’ll find mobile apps on LilyToad’s Pinterest Board: Apps / Kids on Mobile Phones

(Phone Code: iP=iPhone, And=Android, BB=Blackberry

  • SurfBalance Safe Browser for Kids – Combines fun, full-screen mobile Web browser with unique parental control features that go behond Web site filtering. You can guide, limit, and verify your childs Web Usage. [iP]
  • Code9 Mobile – Keep kids safe through insights about their mobile lives. Offers: family locator, word rules, time rules, contact rules, insightful reports, and behavior change reports. [And]
  • Parental Control for Mobile – Keep children safe from mobile phone bullying, sexting and know their location. Spot inappropriate mobile phone behavior immediately and educate your children on safe mobile use using free resources. [And]
  • Zoodles: A safe Kid Mode™ – Helps children find the age appropriate games that make learning fun. Features ad blocking, educational subjects, and can remove games (by blocking characters) from your child’s Playground that annoy you because of a particular site or character. Also available for computers and tablets. [iP, And]
  • Net Nanny – Allows parents to control over what their kids are exposed to online. For computers and phones. Features: porn blocking software, internet filter, profanity masking, social media monitoring, time management software, and IM & Chat room monitoring. [iP, And]
  • Safe Texting AR – Uses GPS to reduce distracted driving. When you’re driving at speeds above 15 miles per hour, the application replies to inbound SMS messages, letting the sender know you are driving and it may be a while before you respond to their text message. Will only reply to a sender once in a five minute period, even if the sender sends multiple messages, which minimizes carrier costs. [iP]
  • iCurfew – An easy way for kids and parents to check-in with each other remotely. Kids simply use iCurfew to send their location to their parents in an email. [iP]
  • BeSeen – A fun mobile game to teach kids ages 8-12 about using social media responsibly. The game focuses on: Securing personal information; Protecting your reputation; Defending friends. [iP, And]

 

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