PALO ALTO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Safer Kid, Inc. today announced the release of SaferKid,
a new service that notifies parents if their children install any of
more than 200,000 apps of concern on an iPhone, iPod or iPad. The
service notifies parents about all kinds of apps but puts an emphasis on
apps used to meet strangers, apps associated with sexual assaults, apps
used to hide photos when sexting and apps commonly used in bullying.
“It’s a nightmare for parents to try to filter through all these apps,”
said Cheyenne Ehrlich, Founder and CEO of SaferKid. “They have no idea
which apps to be concerned about it, and there are way too many for them
to ever learn about. So, we built a service that automates all of this
and just tells parents what they need to know, when they need to know
SaferKid operates a directory
of more than 200,000 apps of concern. Devices are scanned regularly for
any apps that may be inappropriate (based on the child’s age). If
something urgent is found, the parent receives an alert. If it’s not
urgent, it is included in a weekly report of all apps that the parent
should be aware of.
In all cases, the parent is told why it’s an app of concern and is given
links to parent’s
guides, including information on why it may be risky or
developmentally inappropriate and how to talk to a child or teen about
About Safer Kid, Inc.
Safer Kid, Inc., is a technology company with the mission of eradicating
child endangerment. The company’s first product, SaferKid, notifies
parents if their child or teen installs any of more than 200,000 apps of
concern. SaferKid works on iPhones, iPods and iPads. An Android version
is currently in development. The company is headquartered in Palo Alto,
for Safer Kid, Inc.
Cheyenne Ehrlich, 808-280-8181