Children are perhaps the most important aspect of your life and their safety is paramount. In an ideal world, you would not have to worry about their safety at all. The reality is, you have got to ensure their safety in the physical and virtual world.
Kids of all ages use phones and social media, and one of the things you could be thinking is how can I monitor my child’s text messages. Take a look at some of the gadgets as well as a few apps, you can use to keep your child safe, in the virtual as well as physical world.
Gadgets and software to ensure your child’s safety
1. Mommy I’m Here Child Locator
Running around after your toddler in stores is difficult, especially when you have to get all your shopping done. This gadget comes in pairs, to be worn on the wrists or ankles of the child. The parents get one keychain transmitter with button.
If the child wanders off, all you have to do is to press the button, the devices worn by the child will ring and you will be able to find them easily.
Pros: Beeps Loudly, Durable
Cons: Bulky, No Battery Indicator
2. KidSmart Vocal Smoke Detector
Toddlers respond best to the voice of their parents. This gadget is unique in the way that your voice can be recorded to give instructions to the kids. The idea is that kids who are heavy sleepers would wake up faster and get to safety, on hearing the voices of their parent during an emergency.
Pros: Easy to use
Cons: Poor Availability
3. Amber Alert GPS V3
This is a tracker which can help you track your child’s location. The feature of voice command and recognition is very helpful. It allows the child to call for the parent instantly in an emergency, through the panic button which sends a signal to the parent.
Pros: Easy Interface, Handy
Cons: Not Waterproof
4. Any Pool Alarm
If you have a pool, you can add to the safety, apart from the government or state stipulated measures. You can be a little relaxed when your little one is in the pool, as the alarm sounds when the child falls in the pool, or enters the gated area. Pool alarms can protect all children who happen to use your pool, not just your child.
Cons: False Alarms
5. Any Child Safety Software
Though this is not a gadget, but installing safety software on the devices that your child/children use is essential. There are many types of safety software for phones, tablets and computers.
You can even get custom made software for computers, or use readymade software which actually provide quite good safety features. There are many instances of cyber-bullying, and online predators trying to pry and prey on children. With the safety apps and software, you can monitor messages on social media and keep track of their location as well.
You can choose the software based on your needs, such as monitoring social media, SMS etc. Some browsers can prevent ads from snooping your child’s online activity. So, if your child is using any kind of device, you can use software for their protection.
Pros: Constant Monitoring, Track Location
Cons: High Cost
These gadgets and software would help to keep your child safe. Talking regularly about ways to keep themselves safe online as well in real life would send a stronger message, and empower your children as well.
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