FamiSafe app - child safety for smartphones (sponsor)

Wondershare's FamiSafe is an app solution for parents who want to check that their children are safe online and offline. From the parent device, FamiSafe can be used to monitor the location of the child device, block apps, evaluate screen time and scan messages regarding cyberbullying. It is also possible to restrict access to pornography or similar content not intended for adolescents. I have summarized further information and links to the service in this guide post.

FamiSafe is a child safety device for the smartphone that parents can use to monitor the children's cell phone. GPS, apps, web usage, chats and more are included.

FamiSafe is a child safety device for the smartphone that parents can use to monitor the children's cell phone. GPS, apps, web usage, chats and more are included.

FamiSafe - functions at a glance

Below I have you guys all functions of FamiSafe summarized. On the linked website of the provider Wondershare you can get more information, graphical representations of the features and the opportunity to try out the app and the web service.

Detect and prevent cyberbullying

Suspicious words and phrases can be detected in text messages as well as in children's WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger messages. Words for which there should be a notification on the parent smartphone can be specified individually. This is to prevent one's own children from becoming victims or perpetrators of bullying via mobile phones. Further information can be found here: Prevent cyberbullying.

All functions can be set for the parents via the FamiSafe app.

All functions can be set for the parents via the FamiSafe app.

Location monitoring and geofencing

The child or their smartphone can be displayed on the map material of the app and the route taken can be understood. For example, you can check whether the child is really in school or is taking the safest way to see friends on the weekend. Anyone who sets up a geofence receives a notification when the child moves out of it. 

With the geofencing option, you can define an area that you will receive a notification when you leave.

With the geofencing option, you can define an area that you will receive a notification when you leave.

Monitor or block app usage

How long were which apps used? This can be checked not only with the device's own "screen time", but also remotely via FamiSafe. In addition, individual apps can be blocked so that the child does not hang on the display for too long and does not develop addiction. Social media, chats, video games, YouTube and more can be viewed.

Block web content and pages

There are various content categories that can be blocked and restricted in the FamiSafe settings. Individual exceptions can also be specified. But here you should pay attention to which web browser the control extends to. If you can only block in Safari, the Chrome or Opera download is sufficient to bypass the restrictions.

View screen time and set time limits

From the parent device, FamiSafe can be used to see how long the child has been using their smartphone. You can also use it to see which apps have been used for how long. Time limits for use can also be set under both iOS and Android so that the mobile phone cannot be used at bedtime, for example.

Children cannot change the settings

Whether via the web interface or the app on the smartphone, when setting up the FamiSafe service, you as the parent specify a four-digit PIN. You can only make or remove restrictions, change monitoring settings and so on with this PIN. This prevents, among other things, that children can relax the restrictions on smartphone use themselves. Even if they have access to their parents' cell phone, the access code prevents them from changing the FamiSafe application. It will continue to report suspicious messages, photos, web pages, YouTube content, and movements.

Prices for the offer

For the FamiSafe parental control app you can find three different plans on the website of the provider Wondershare, which show individual prices. The price depends on the payment frequency. A monthly subscription is of course more expensive than a quarterly or annually paid subscription. Here are the prices as an overview at a glance:

  • Monthly payment: € 9,99
  • Quarterly payment: € 19,99 (approx. € 6,66 per month)
  • Annual payment: € 59,99 (approx € 4,99 per month) 

Try the demo version online

On the provider's website linked above, you will find the menu item "Demo", among other things. If you click on it, the operable user interface of the FamiSafe app will be displayed. You can set whether you want to see the iOS or the Android version in the top right corner. The monitoring of the child device, the location history, the blocking of apps and web content, the time limit, the monitoring of the battery level of the child device and more can be tried out here. 

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