Over the December school holidays, your kids will be on-the-go all the time, making it difficult to keep up with their movements. But mobile apps and wearable devices can give you peace of mind while allowing the young ones to enjoy a bit of independence as they make the most of the summer break. Check out these cool Android apps for your Alcatel smartphone:
Child Safety First
Meant for parents with babies and toddlers, this safety book helps you to easily babyproof your home. The Child Safety First app contains tips about what you should do to ensure your child’s safety and advice on products that can help.
Get it here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sakthiapps.childsafetyfirst&hl=en
SafeKiddo Parental Control
SafeKiddo is an easy-to-use parental control application that lets you monitor what your children see while surfing the mobile Internet. It also allows you to control the time your child spends playing games or watching videos, without shutting down the voice call and messaging features of the phone.
Get it here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.safekiddo.kid&hl=en
Find My Kids – Kid Tracker
Find My Kids tracks lost or wandering children quickly and easily. You can automatically receive location alerts when your child returns home or arrives at school as well as easily keep track of your family members without having to constantly ask where they are. It also monitors their battery levels, so you know whether their phone is dead or they just aren’t responding.
Get it here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fsp.android.g&hl=en
MMGuardian Parent App
With the MM Guardian Parental Control app, you can protect your child from inappropriate and harmful content. You can block incoming calls and texts and block age-restricted web content as well as restrict which apps can be used and when on your child’s smartphone. You can also remotely locate and lock your child’s phone; disable the camera, Face Time or multiplayer games; and view his or her web browsing history.
Get it here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mmguardian.parentapp&hl=en
Meet the smartwatch for kids
Alcatel is connecting children with their parents, right from their smartphones, with the Move Time Track&Talk Watch. Parents can ensure their children’s safety from the palms of their hands — making calls, sending voice messages, tracking their location – all from a dedicated user-friendly application.
The intuitive Move Time Track&Talk can store five speed-dial numbers for quick calling and 10 pre-set contacts in case of emergency. Not sure where the little one has run off to? Move Time Track&Talk is equipped with a unique combination of GPS, GSM and WiFi to allow parents to locate their child within 90 seconds using the most accurate location information, either indoors or outdoors. It has a battery life of up to four days.
The Alcatel Move Time Track&Talk Watch is available from CNA stores nationwide for the recommended retail price of R1 099.90.