Cell Phones For Kids - Keep Your Kids Safe!
Kajeet is really the ONLY wireless
exclusively specializes in cell phones for kids! I can
remember the days
only rich, corporate types had cell phones in their cars, and then
there was the true mobile phone that required you to sling a huge
battery pack over your shoulder. Well, technology and society
evolved dramatically, and now cell phones are part of our daily lives.
Our children are now exposed to cell phones at a very early
age, and keeping them from access would not only be nearly impossible,
but not wise.
recent years it has become an important question regarding how young is
too young to have your own cell phone? Should parents even be
thinking about cell phones for kids? As the market has
more and more saturated, targeting youth has received even more
attention, and you'll see a lot of "young" brands out there.
parent, the idea of cell phones
for kids is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, it
sense of security that our kids can be reached anytime, so we
have to ever wonder where they are and whether they're safe.
on the other hand, it leaves kids open to communicating with people
that could be considered inappropriate or dangerous, inappropriate
content online, and can be a
distraction in school.
was founded in 2003 by three fathers looking for the right solution for
their kids. The company has dedicated all of their
resources towards catering to the needs of parents by specifically
providing cell phones for kids.
Kajeet offers a number of features that cannot be found
else in a meaningful way. If you're a parent, Kajeet is a
service that you'll
definitely want to consider! If you're not a parent, but know
someone who is, once you read about the amazing, thoughtful, kid-safe
features, you'll no doubt feel compelled to send this information to
Here's a list and brief summary of Kajeet's FREE parental controls that
come with their cell phones for
kids offering; click on the images to see a screen
shot of each application:
Wallet Manager allows parents to decide who pays for what. If
parent puts $20 to spend in their child's wallet to last for the month,
it's possible that he will choose to use the money within a
Does that mean that the parent won't be able to reach their
child? No! If the parent has money
in the "parental" side of the wallet, they're still
their child. With a typical prepaid service, when the phone's
balance reaches zero, it cannot be used (except to call 911), and the
parent is left in the dark. Conversely, with a postpaid plan,
parent can always reach them, but runs the risk of overage charges.
Wallet Manager teaches your child to use their wallet allowance
responsibly, with the reassurance that you'll always be able to contact
them. Click the image on the left to see an enlarged view of
allows parents to decide when the phone can and can not be used.
As the parent, we have the control to turn off
outgoing calls as we deem appropriate. For example, we can
restrict calls during
school hours, while allowing for emergency numbers to still be
That way we don't have to worry about inappropriate calling
during school hours, but feel confident that in case of an emergency
they can call 911 or call us for help. Click the image on
the left to see an enlarged view of Time Manager.
Manager allows parents
to program specific numbers that they want
and/or from our child’s phone. Calls, text
messages are all blocked. So if you're told that someone is
child and harassing them from a certain number, you can easily block
number. Conversely, you can also "block all" and allow access
only to certain numbers. Blocked numbers will go straight to
voicemail. Click the image on the left to see an enlarged
view of Contact Manager.
GPS Phone Locator
an additional monthly fee)
Phone Locator allows parents to locate the phone/child. So if
child misplaces their phone, we can
locate it using the Internet-based GPS Phone Locator.
We can also set alerts
through GPS Phone Locator. For example, if our child
basketball practice, we can set alerts to make sure they're actually
there. Alerts can be sent via email to directly to the phone.
Used appropriately, without abusing people's privacy, this is
a great tool for parents
to locate the phone and or child. Click the image on the left
to see an enlarged view of the GPS Phone Locator. Please note
that there are a number of Android and iOS applications now available
that offer similar features that are also worth also exploring.
the video below of a kajeet parental controls demo. Cell
phones for kids is
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reviewing the parental control features above, are you convinced that
kajeet really is a unique offering targeting cell phones for kids?
Feel free to visit Kajeet's website
if you'd like
to learn more, or place an order to try out their service.
Note that starting in 2016, Kajeet no longer sells phones
directly to customers, as they have moved to a Bring Your Own Device
model. Thus, any Sprint phone can be activated on a Kajeet