Online parental control is more and more top of mind for a while now. According to researchers, 72% children aged between 8-17 have smartphones and 80% of teenagers use smartphones for social networking on daily and hourly basis. This means that kids are really exposed online, exposed to bullies and various online predators. According to a same research, 30% of the particpating kids admitted that they’ve faced cyberbullying.
That leads us to a conclusion that almost no one is taking care of child/kids safety on the Internet properly.
So we created Meerkiddo, swiss army knife in parental control, to exactly fill that gap. It is a very cozy, both child and parent friendly Android app with largest number of features in the global market in this moment, in other words it is one stop shop for parents who care about their kids safety on internet.
Name of the app came by mixing „kid” and „meerkat”, well known animal from famous cartoon which is one of the most social, cooperative and protective animals in the world.
This app uses the Device Administrator permission which provides parents a possibility to track child location (real time and past locations), to schedule alarms and reminders on kids phone, check battery level, lock kids phone remotely, to create app usage black and whitelists and even scheduling the usage of certain apps, for example to provide usage of Facebook only on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3 to 8.
Parent can be notified whenever child types previously forbidden keyword on it’s phone, or to prohibit certain websites in general. Also, geofence technology is one the best things where parent can mark safe area on the map and if child leaves this area parent gets notified.
Child’s phone is actually combination of multiple IoT devices in one and we turn that into a real swiss army knife in parental control.
By developing this app we wish to point out on rising problem of online kids safety and to prevent our children being cyberbullied. Children cyberprotection and online parental control is something that will be more mentioned as time comes so why not take appropriate steps to prevent possible damage?
Download our app today and enjoy all of the so-far-created features for free until we release premium app version. First 100 users who leave feedback and rating will be considered for a special award provided by Meerkiddo team.