Now both of my girls are old enough that I can trust them to just use the apps I tell them too and they would need my password for any in app purchases so I have not been caught out by big bills or anything like that but if my girls were younger I wouldn’t trust them quite so much.
This week I was asked to take a look at the KidzInMind app which is suitable for children aged 2 to 6. KidzInMind is an app of apps with added security features. Each app available within KidzInMind have been approved for both educational value and lack of adverts and in-app purchases. It features a catalogue of some brilliant apps that you can download to your phone within the KidzInMind app safe in the knowledge that they have already been approved. Having had a good look at some of the apps available I found ones about number and letter recognition, nature, puzzles, hygiene and art. There are over 40 apps available to download at the moment with more being added all the time
The parental controls allow you to place time limits on play as well as restrict useage to just the current app. You can set your childs profile within the app to ensure age appropriate content.
KidzInMind is a subscription-based app which allows you to have a 7 day free trial so if it sounds like something you will use then you can test it out first. KidzInMind is available to download on Android from Google Play and iOS from the App Store.
After the first week, KidzInMind is priced a 79p per month for limited in-built apps and features or £2.99 per month for unlimited access to the full app, video and game catalogue and all the parental safety controls. With the huge amount of content available with the parental controls I think it is a great priced app for those who find themselves handing their phone or tablet to kids that are still too young to have their own.
For more information about KidzInMind please visit www.KidzInMind.com.