M1 Kidsafe – Mobile service for kids!
So have you heard about this mobile service that lets you – as a parent – keep in touch with your child, WHILE at the same time determine exactly WHO she can communicate with via her phone?
Well I just found out about it last week!
Basically, this service lets parents heave a sigh of relief when their kids are not with them, ie. by letting them contact their kids easily, but stopping strangers from calling them.
Now I don’t know about you, but when it comes MY own two kids and their usage of today’s technology (eg. mobile phones and all sorts of other gadgets), I must say I’m rather particular about it.
I’m one who’s not into having my kids spending (more than necessary) time on gadgets, because at their current age, they can be easily, yet unnecessarily, glued to them.
I’ve often seen kids who sit together with their friends and families, side by side, but each of them is well engrossed in whatever they have in their hands. There’s no communication, no interaction with one another. Yes they are physically very close to each other, but they don’t spend time WITH each other.
And I sure want to avoid such a situation from happening in my family.
I’m one who tends to value relationships and family time, and so I naturally try my best to instill such a value in my kids too.
I prefer to see my kids interact, run around silly and SPEND TIME with family and friends who are AROUND them, rather than be engrossed and glued to whatever technology that is on their little hands at a corner somewhere (read : lack of actual social interactions)
Having said that, we do let them play with our mobile phones once in a while though, eg. They’d watch a short episode of ‘Bob the Builder’ on Wilson’s iphone. At times, Anya would use my phone’s ‘notepad’ and just play with numbers and alphabets.
For safety reasons (and unforeseen emergency situations), we’ve also taught Anya how to call us (she knows our numbers by heart) from any home or mobile phones.
I believe each family has its unique situation and needs, and KidSAFE may suit your family, and help you in keeping in touch with your kids, giving you a better peace of mind.
As for us, when Anya and Vai are older and have started going to school, extracurricular classes, and other places ALL BY THEMSELVES, then YES, we definitely will go for KidSAFE mobile service!
As parents we definitely want to be sure that Anya and Vai are okay, that they’ve reached their destination safely, that they can conveniently sms or call Mommy or Daddy when they need help or when something (good or bad) happens.
And rather than going for the usual mobile phone service, we feel KidSAFE will be a much better option for us. And mainly because we can program only selected mobile numbers on our KidSAFE phone, thus eliminating the possibility of strangers contacting our kids.
Really. When we feel that it’s time for our kids to have their own mobile phones, I would imagine that there’ll most probably be only four pre-programmed numbers on their KidSAFE phones.
Home. Mommy’s. Daddy’s. And, sibling’s.
After all, shouldn’t our technology work to our advantage and bring loved ones even closer with each other?
[More info on KidSAFE]
- KidSAFE service is offered only by M1, but is available to everyone, regardless of their existing provider
- Special offer now : $0 for the KidSAFE phone and free subscription on M1′s Sunshare plan!
- Security measures include : 6-digit parent PIN that’s required when phone book entries or any of the KidSAFE functions need to be amended
- Parents are able to view the last 10 blocked actions (eg. details of mobile phones attempting to sms or call your KidSAFE number, and outgoing calls (and sms) attempts made on the KidSAFE number to unauthorised numbers
For all other details, please do contact M1 directly.