Safety App for Students- Sending the kids to college means letting go, but it doesn’t mean disconnecting, especially when it comes to safety.
Newly minted college students may think they are invincible, but approximately 4 million young adults arrive in emergency rooms each year because of car accidents, sexual assaults, medical illness, accidental injuries, alcohol poisonings and drug overdoses, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Especially in today’s era of heightened security concerns, parents are eager for ways to ensure their college student’s safety, and the emergency app can help.
The app was created by Gail Schenbaum, the mother of a college student who received a middle-of-the-night phone call from her daughter as she was being taken to the emergency room with a partial amputation.
Ms. Hari did not have any emergency contact information for her daughter’s college, local hospitals, police department, or even roommates. Safety App for Students– That experience inspired Ms. Hari to help college families navigate any emergency or safety situation.
Available to download in the App Store and Google Play, Umergency offers a range of safety and security resources for students, parents, friends, and family members.
Key features include an Urgent Alert beacon that notifies parents and other trusted contacts when immediate help is needed and pinpoints the student’s GPS location.On the flip side, an “I am safe” function alerts these contacts when the student is out of harm’s way.
The app also includes on-campus safety information specific to the student’s school, and allows the student to enter data and choose emergency contacts with whom to share it. Contact information for local police, fire departments, emergency centers, and urgent care personnel are accessible, as well as campus health services, including psychological and other after-hours hotlines.
Additional features of the app include the ability to upload and share a secure copy of the student’s health insurance card, as well as a digital medical consent form that allows medical staff to speak with the student’s trusted friends and family and provide confidential information.
An app can be an important tool, but it’s not a substitute for conversations about safety basics. Parents can set the stage for a safer college experience by talking to their students before they get busy with dorm-room decorating.
The following questions are a good way to get started and open up a dialog:- Do you feel there is enough security on campus?
– What are the school’s safety procedures to deal with a campus crisis?-
Does the school conduct periodic practice drills to test its emergency preparedness?
– How does the campus notify students and parents in case of an emergency?
– What type of emergency facilities are available on campus, including mental health services? The emergency app is currently available for free to college students in the United States, and costs $9.99 per year or $19.99 for lifetime access for parents, family members, or other non-students.
Safety Apps for Parents
Spend just one hour watching the news today and you will quickly learn why smartphone safety apps for parents are so important. Today’s technology offers whole new ways to keep your child safe, even when it is their own bad choices you have to protect them from. If you need to sell your old cell phone today to buy one that can handle these apps and keep your child safe, then by all means please do so.
MyNino: There are quite a few apps out there that offer GPS tracking for parents, but this one goes above and beyond. Parents receive SMS reports so they know exactly what is going on with texts. And who the texts are to and from. Phone call reports are also tracked so parents know who their children are talking to. Not only do you get information concerning the location of your child, but if you need to drive there you also get driving directions from your location. If your child turns the phone off, you receive an alert.
FBI Child ID: In an emergency situation, your child’s height and weight are not going to be the first things you think of. This app allows you to store information about your child including a photo, height, weight, age, eye color. And hair color so that if something happens to your child you can easily give the FBI everything they need to know to help you.
iEmergency ICE Family Pro: This app is strictly for emergencies. Hence the anagram that stands for In Case of Emergency. This app is like a virtual medical bracelet that includes legal information. You can store health issues, medication information, names of physicians, insurance information, and even your lawyer’s name and number. This is perfect for situations when the information needs to be quickly retrieved.
Sex Offender Search: Yes, you can search sex offenders from your computer at home. But what about when you are out and about? This app only requires that you activate your GPS and connect to the National Sex Offender Registry. You will instantly get information about sex offenders in the area, including their location as well as a photo.
They are no replacement for quality parenting time. But they are great tools for parents who want information about their children. Need to access information that could save their children in an emergency. ( ETV News and TV)
The best parental control apps offer ways to limit time spent on a device, filter for harmful words, image and videos, monitor online behavior, protect kids privacy, track usage and location, and block other apps or games as necessary.
So without further waste of time, let’s take a look at the following 4 apps, which offer these features, every parent should consider:
Qustodio is user-friendly, efficient, and excellent for busy parents. The dashboard shows a child’s recent mobile activity for any connected device, including time spent on specific websites like Instagram or Twitter. The dashboard also offers options to set time limits spent on a website, track texts, filter out racy sites, and set time limits for any game or app.
It’s relatively not invasive, but still effective – a great control app to use when managing devices for kids of multiple ages.
Norton Family Premier
Norton Family Premier packs just about any feature a parent could ask for into its mobile-device-management service, giving a parent control over multiple features on multiple devices. A parent may not be able to monitor every aspect of how kids use their Android phones, but with the web-filtering, app-monitoring, and location-tracking features, parents are sure to have enough control to remind kids to responsibly use their mobile devices.
The Norton app, just like Qustodio app, can help parents monitor multiple devices and multiple children. It’s easy to set up age-appropriate profiles on the Norton Family Premier, and even easier to port them across multiple devices.
SafeToNet is a cyber safety company that safeguards children from bullying, sex extortion, and abuse on social networks. It is also a messaging app.It’s a deep tech, a multi-faceted solution that goes way beyond AI behavioral analytics. It analyses changes in child’s behavior and notifies parents of any suspicious change.
“SafeToNet’s award-winning software safeguards children and youngsters from online risk such as bullying, sex extortion, abuse, and aggression.
Bark, a mobile safety app for kid online, created by a startup founded by Twitter alumni, is hoping to blaze a new trail in a child’s online safety. The software employs machine learning to detect signs of negative behavior on a teen’s phone, including cyberbullying, sexting, depression, and suicidal thoguhts and informs parents and school administrator of such threat.
The machine learning algorithm does all the work, operating in the background mining for red flags. It also works with most social platforms, such as Snapchat, Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, YouTube, and kik, among others.
Bark, unlike the traditional “parental control” software or net nanny-type watchdog applications, strikes the right balance between respecting a child’s right to privacy. And protecting them from online predators and cyberbullying, while also looking out for issues like sexting or mental health concerns. And in that regards, it has been stated to have the potential of alleviating school shootings.