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Five apps focused on keeping your kids safe and smart this school year

Posted at 5:08 PM, Aug 05, 2018

It is almost time for kids to head back to school.

For parents, that means safety is top-of-mind. Luckily, there are a ton of apps to help your child stay safe.

Whether you need to monitor their online activity or give them peace of mind by being able to report suspicious activity at school, there is something for every need. We compiled a list of five safety apps you can download:

Circle of 6

Circle of 6 lets users choose up to six trusted friends to add to their circle. If your student gets into an uncomfortable or risky situation, the app allows them to automatically send their circle a pre-programmed SMS alert with their exact location. Two taps is all it takes for the message to go out. 

The app also lets users connect to 24-hour hotlines for safety and information. 

Kaspersky Safe Kids Family GPS

This app was created for parents worried about what their kids are doing online. The app allows parents to make sure their kids' digital experience is fun and safe. The app allows screen time scheduling, battery level monitoring and notifications about suspicious activity. There is a paid version of the app, but the free version comes with most of the notable features. 

What you can do with the free version:

  • Block access to adult content
  • Manage your kids’ use of apps
  • Block suspicious search results in browsers
  • Personalize a list of sites & apps you block or allow
  • Set device screen time limits
  • Easily manage rules and check a summary report via My Kaspersky and in an app on your device
  • Allow access to blocked websites or apps by request remotely
  • Get tips on how to educate your kids about digital dangers and other online security threats from expert psychologists

When it comes to homework there are also apps for you and your kids. 

The MyHomework App is an organizational tool that can help your kids track assignments, due dates and upcoming tests. 


Think of it like a digital planner for your kids. It's available for download on IOS and Android, you can find more about that by clicking here.


Math isn't the strong suit for every kid and, often times, kids may get stuck on a problem that you just can't help with.

Photomath can be a great tool. You scan the math problem and it will give you the answer. The app will also tell you how you can solve the equation. 

You read more about how it works and how to get it by clicking here.

If your kid needs help in foreign language class or just wants to learn a new language than Duolingo could be the perfect app for you. 

The app will help you learn dozens of different languages all from your smartphone. To learn how to download it, click here.