Keep Kids Safe with a Gabb Phone

Words by
John Rampton

JUN 10, 2020

Keep Kids Safe with a Gabb Phone

As parents, we know kids can be vulnerable to many things, and we want to do everything in our power to protect them. While technology has provided us with many ways to keep track of our kids, including apps that show us where they are and smartphones to stay connected, it has also created just as many concerns. These concerns present new challenges for knowing how to keep kids safe.

While wanting to protect our kids, it’s also important to not become a “helicopter parent,” hovering around them and putting them in a bubble. Our kids need to learn to be independent so they can gain the knowledge, skills, and capability to take care of themselves as they become adults. 

Keep Kids Safe with a Gabb Phone

We’re here to help you keep your child safe on the internet while helping to nurture their independence. As parents ourselves, we are on a mission to protect kids. It’s why we started Gabb. Here are a few ways Gabb devices — Gabb Phone™, Gabb Watch, and Gabb Phone 3 Pro — can assist you with this effort. 

Restricted Access to Risky Content

Our phones help keep kids safe by preventing kids from seeing things they really shouldn’t see and coming into contact with people who can put them in harm’s way. Gabb Watch doesn’t allow any apps that could provide access to inappropriate content through social media accounts or tap into the “dark web.” 

Gabb Phone and Gabb Phone 3 Pro come standard with Gabb safety while also allowing parents to enable a selection of Gabb-reviewed 3rd-party apps. Our Gabb App Guide gives parents all the information they need to know about those available apps so you can make the right decision for your child’s needs and maturity level.

Providing safeguards against risky apps can help avoid inappropriate content. And all Gabb devices come with our custom kid-safe software — like Gabb Guard or Gabb Messenger — to prevent concerns such as cyberbullying and predators.

As a result, we can promote good mental health and lower the risks of being exposed to dangerous content. 

Healthy Tech Habits

Without access to addictive games, social media apps, and internet browsers, kids don’t have the same incentive to remain stuck to their screens as they would with a smartphone that comes with unrestricted access to all those distracting bells and whistles.

This solution works in partnership with other strategies you might be using to ensure technology doesn’t hog all your kids’ time. This may include setting a limited screen schedule; removing all devices in the evening for charging time; and planning quality family time, participating in activities away from all screens (including television).

In turn, kids can develop healthy tech habits so they can have more opportunities to live life outside the screen. This includes spending face-to-face time with family and friends, getting more exercise and outdoor experiences, and cultivating hobbies and skills.

Stepping away from tech can also provide them with opportunities to develop more social and communication skills as well as build critical interpersonal relationships to help them with work and personal lives.  

Parent Contact

Our smartphones still do what a mobile phone should do to keep kids safe: ensure kids can remain connected to parents through phone and text access. That way, they can contact you to let you know if their sport’s practice finished early or the location of the dance recital has changed.

Our active GPS tracking also allows parents to keep tabs on a child’s location and set Safe Zone alerts to notify a parent when a child enters or leaves a specified area.You know where they are, and your kids can reach out whenever they need you without you having to live in their pocket.  

Let’s work together to keep our kids safe!

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