The Child Safety & Tracker app is the brainchild of Dr. Devikaa Manghnani, an accomplished family physician trained at Safdarjung Hospital, one of the largest public health facilities in India. With 15 years of experience in both the private and public sectors, many of her patients have been children and young teens. As a doctor, she was privy not only to their health issues, but also to the emotional dynamics between the parents and their children.
In her years as a doctor, Dr. Devikaa treated scores of teens and children and worked in close proximity with their family members. She discovered that teens are very vulnerable, and even though they have concerns about their own safety, many will not ask for help and may object to well-meaning efforts to keep them safe. This streak of independence, while admirable, can be a cause of concern for parents. Stress, depression, cyber bullying, road safety, and online safety are some of the issues that teens face today.
To address these concerns, she had the idea to develop technology that would build a bridge between children and their family members, without causing either of them to feel intrusive. A lot of expensive devices exist on the market. They are often cumbersome and break easily. Something simple, free, and easy to use was needed. Today, as phone apps are becoming more and more powerful, could a similar app bring parents closer to their children?
One patient that is ingrained in her memory is a 12-year-old girl that fell off her bicycle and could not reach her parents, causing the child to be anxious and scared for a long time. In Dr. Devikaa’s words, “She was under my care for injuries caused from falling off her bicycle. Her parents could not reach her after the accident because no one was aware of her location. Her parents gave me the idea for this app when the mother, out of the blue, asked me why we can’t use ‘technology’ in a manner that would allow them to see where their daughter is at all times, while also giving their daughter the ability to reach them when there is an emergency? That got me thinking about how we can use technology as a bridge between children and their family members.
Another patient that helped push the idea of this app was an 11-year-old boy who faced cyberbullying. His parents were concerned about not having a window into their child’s digital world, and not knowing how to protect them against the perils of online threats.
Dr. Devikaa contracted 97Technologies to design an app that is not just functional but also easy to use, free, and driven solely towards the need of young children, teens, and parents.
The Pro version that tracks location 24/7 requires a small subscription fee to cover technology costs.
Child Safety & Tracker App remotely monitors the phone’s location and use, to protect your child around the clock against dangerous situations, noisy environment & abuse, falls, and wandering. The app offers powerful monitoring tools and parental controls, allowing parents to stay on top of issues such as cyberbullying, online predators, teen depression, reckless driving, and other safety risks.