Thursday, March 5, 2015

Keeping Kids Safe: Ourpact App Review


ParentsWare: Intent on keeping kids safe

No matter how hard we try to protect the children in our lives, they will never be safe enough from online predators unless we are proactive! Ourpact is a new app that is available for download on iOS devices, and it is the perfect way to keep our kids safe and monitor what they are doing on their tablet or phone.

Ourpact is simple to use and only takes a few minutes to download and set up. All you need to do is download it on to your device and create an account. After you have submitted your username, password and email address (for confirmation and communication purposes), you will see a screen with a new URL on it. Grab your child’s device (either phone or tablet) and type that URL into the browser of their internet and download the app! Once it is downloaded, you can go back to your device and pair the two devices and apps so you have full parental control.

With Ourpact, you can block certain apps, certain websites and schedule usage time for your child’s device. If you want to block an app indefinitely, you can use the “manual block” feature. Once you block an app manually, it immediately takes effect. If you would like to schedule a block time so they can only use the app during a particular time of the day, you can use the “schedule block” feature. This ensures that you are able to monitor them while they use that app. This is useful for those of you who hang out on the couch with your kids while you are both on devices.

You can block internet sites with this app. One of the biggest categories of blocked sites is usually social media, depending on the age of your child. Social media opens up doors that should probably remain closed until your child is old enough to distinguish between inappropriate and appropriate, under your judgment.

You can also schedule usage time so that your child will not be on their device after bedtime or in the middle of the night. Whatever schedule you choose for them, you can set up on their device using the main app on yours!

If you are interested in downloading this app for yourself and your family, you can find it here in the iTunes app store. You should also visit ParentsWare’s website for more information on this app if you have any additional questions! I highly recommend this app to all of my readers looking for added security!


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47 comments:

Masshole Mommy said...

That sounds like a really handy app. There are definitely sites that I would like to block from the kiddos.

Brian Miller said...

that is pretty cool...and def its important to keep an eye on what your kids are accessing...and block what you know is not good for them...

Pam said...

This is a great way to keep kids from getting onto apps or sites that aren't appropriate. This is great for parents.

Theresa Mahoney said...

Allison has her own iPad, so this is something that we should already have installed on it. You are right. We can never be too careful from those online predators!

Maria Long said...

I so need this for my boys. I found an interesting picture on my iCloud just this am.

Liz Mays said...

What peace of mind for parents to be able to control the time spent on technology and funnel it safely. This is a great app!

IttyBittyFoodies said...

We're not at this stage yet but I'm keeping this in my back pocket

Lesley said...

It's amazing what all these apps can do for us these days. I'll need something like this for my kids.

Confessions of a Coupon Queen said...

Wow, this is awesome! I'm going to have to tell my brother about this. We were just talking about how to limit his kids time of devices, but it's nice to have that safety feature too

RANE said...

This is a great way to monitor the activities of Children Online. This App is a great invention

Pat Hatt said...

Sounds perfect to keep them from straying into sites they shouldn't be straying into and apps and such too.

Catherine Sargent said...

This sounds like a great app. I love that you can schedule usage time.

debdenny said...

This does sound like a great app. Always smart to know what the kids are doing.

Rachee said...

I have my daughter's passwords but this app would be handy to monitor her activity. I feel comfortable that she is doing the right thing but I like to keep check.

Jeanine said...

This sounds great!ive actually heard a bit about this in passing, I think, and I would love to take a peek at it.

Melissa Hagan said...

What a great app. I for one, like to know what my kids are up to!

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This looks like such a great app. It would be really handy! Amber N

Ashley @Irishred02 said...

This sounds like a great app for when the kids get older. I have to admit I'm dreading dealing with social apps when the time comes

Veronica Lee said...

Sounds like the perfect app for keeping kids safe from online predators.
Have a great weekend, Rosey.

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Lesley said...

Your kids will teach you everything you need to know ;) they are born with it.

Casa Vilora Interiors said...

Greta app! You can't be too safe these days. especially where kids are concerned

Lena B said...

It is such a gray area - I am happy there is an app that can help

rjweaver10 said...

My son loves to play on my ipad. I have been trying to find a perfect app to help protect him. Ourpact seems to be just what we need. Thanks!

Rebecca Bryant said...

Great app. In today's world you can never be to safe when it comes to your kids.

C (Kid Things) said...

Sounds like a great app! I have 3 kids who are always on one of our gadgets, this would be a great way to make sure they're safer.

Dhemz said...

sounds like a great app....thanks for sharing!

Jen Temcio said...

Our 12 year old just got a phone and I am really happy to hear about this app. It will give him limits and me peace of mind!

Ourfamilyworld said...

This is a great app that will bring piece of mind to many parents. I like that you can time block sites with this app

Fariha Naqvi-Mohamed CanadianMomEh said...

This is really good to know. My daughter has been asking for a cellphone for some time. When we allow her to have one, this is a definite app I would keep in mind.

One crazed mommy said...

I will be getting my kids their first phones soon, so I'm so glad I stumbled upon this post...will definitely be checking this out!!

Onica {MommyFactor} said...

My son is so tech savvy these days. I need the help of other tech to keep him protected and safe. I'll learn more about this app.

Sandee said...

Whatever we can do to keep our kids safe is a good thing. This sounds like and essential step in doing just that.

Have a fabulous day and weekend. :)

Newlywed Survival said...

I'll have to tell my sister about this app. She would really find it useful!

Amanda Love said...

I'm always looking for more ways to keep my kids safe and this seems like a really great app. Love the fact that I can block internet sites too.

Ben Butler said...

That's awesome! I'm always worried about what the kids are getting into on their devices. This is great.

Jenn said...

I use this one and LOVE it!! It gives me such peace of mind!

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

It's so important to monitor everything that your children do online. Apps like this one make it much easier for parents to do so.

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

I agree, it is perfect for keeping predators away. It's such a great resource for parents.

Michelle Martinka said...

We are almost to the point of needing this with our toddler! Thank you for sharing!

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

I love this! My kiddos loves his screen time and I'm all about making it safer!

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

In this day and age... Parental control is a very good thing.

Lisa said...

I'm totally going to download this.

Krystal Butherus said...

I just like that apps are becoming available to help with our everyday lives! Safety is so important so I will look into this!

Alice C said...

I love safety apps that help to monitor and manage the kids online. There is so much out there. Parents can utilize so many avenues Apps are really helpful.

Mommy 2 J.A.M. said...

THIS IS A GREAT APP. ESPECIALLY KNOW IN OUR DAY AND TIME THANKS FOR SHARING

~ Noelle said...

that sounds like something we will be needing in a few year... thanks