The purpose: creating a safer digital environment for kids
KoalaSafe understands that, even though technology is meant to make life easier, parents struggle with keeping their children safe while they’re online. On top of that, app developers are creating products that are designed to keep kids coming back for more.
Beyond offering a convenient solution to parents who want to encourage their kids to be more active offline, KoalaSafe is also giving adults more control when it comes to restricting how their kids can use the internet.
Think of it this way: just like a seatbelt in a car can keep a child secure, KoalaSafe can help keep children safe while they’re online playing games, using apps, or browsing websites.
“My view from the beginning has been that you need a healthy balance between screen time and ‘off time’. Science suggests the brain is not fully matured until our mid-20s, and that children and teenagers are more impulsive and don’t have the same level of self-control as adults.”
But, even though KoalaSafe is a godsend for parents, kids don’t feel the same way.
“Parents love it, children hate it. We get hate mail from kids. We see what happens when boundaries aren’t set and parents are pulling their hair out looking for a solution. So we really suggest that people come to us a little bit earlier so it’s just part of internet usage, like wearing a seatbelt when you get in the car.”