Being a parent in the digital age is stressful. With literally millions of apps and websites out there that are designed for adults, it's almost impossible to monitor what kind of content your little ones are consuming on a day to day basis. And while some smartphones and tablets have safe modes that limit their use, curse words, suggestive themes, and unsavory content is just a four digit pin code away. Until now.
Squaggle is a tablet designed to ensure that screen time is safe and educational for your kids. Between the fun, learning-focused apps, the adult website blockers, and the time control features, this device could be the first step in welcoming your children to a safe and comprehensive world wide web.
“We know that technology is becoming more and more a part of our kids lives,” said Adrian Tobin, the founder of Squaggle. “But we’ve seen the bad stuff that’s out there. The mindless, time-wasting apps, full of ads and in-app purchases. The YouTube videos with bad language and nasty images. The websites which are meant for adults, not kids.”
The features of the Squaggle go far beyond the simple “kid-mode tablet.” This device has 62 award winning apps, accounting for more than 324 games, puzzles, and books for your child. That's $151 worth of education, fun, and engagement for your child. While their is a pin-protected parent mode, it's mostly designed to customize your little one's experience rather than browse yourself. Because, as is their mission, this device is for kids.
“We set out to create a tablet especially designed for kids,” said Tobin. “One that ensures they spend their screen time usefully and safely.”
In addition to all these incredibly hi-tech features, Squaggle is also incredibly kid-proof. The outer case allows for drops, scrapes, scratches and everything in between. You can take it on the road, in their bed, or even outside. And with six colorful cases, kids can choose what they want their Squaggle to look like.
The need for children to become familiar with technology is becoming more pressing every year. Between schools, jobs, and even your personal life, devices like tablets are integral to today's communication needs. And the sooner kids get acclimated with this kind of technology, the sooner they'll be prepared for the world around them.
Squaggle has launched a Kickstarter campaign in hopes of acquiring enough funding to bring their kid-safe device to the world. They are well on their way to their $30,000 goal with a little less than two months to go. Early bird devices are selling for only $99 so get on it before your kids break another smartphone.