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We all know that tech devices can help simplify our lives. From something as easy as being able to take a picture on your cell phone to home devices that can tell us the weather with a touch of a button (or just simply by asking verbally). But tech can also help our kids out, too! In fact, Verizon helps make it easy for kids to get online safely with great tablets, smart watches and phones. And if you're worried about your kids' safety as they browse the web or play on their phone, Verizon helps cover that too! With plans that are catered toward families, smartphones that track your child's location and add restrictions like content filters, you can rest assured that your child's tech devices are safe for them to use.
The My Verizon and My Verizon Smart Family apps track your child's phone location and usage right from your very own device. It's a helpful way to stay on top of what your kid is doing on the web. The Smart Family app allows you to add up to 20 trusted contacts to your child's phone that they can reach whenever, regardless of restrictions. You can also limit how many texts are sent and received. Track how your kids are spending time online with the Web and App Activity feature and keep tabs on your child's location via a GPS locator. It also allows you to add content filters to block certain apps and websites. Parents will love that they have the ability to add usage limits and even pause the internet! Plus using the app is simple—just pair your device with your kid's device using the Smart Family companion app and you're ready to get started!
Below we explore the devices and plans that make Verizon one of the best wireless carriers for families!
Just Kids Plan
Verizon recently introduced this plan that can be added on to any Unlimited Plan. It includes 5GB of 4G LTE Data, unlimited talk and text for up to 20 contacts, safety mode to help avoid data overages and the features of the Verizon Smart Family Premium App listed above at no additional charge. It's a must-have for parents who want to have that extra awareness of their kids' mobile activity while giving the freedom they need! (Starts at $35/month per line*; verizon.com)
*(Plus taxes and fees), with 1 line on Unlimited, when enrolled in Auto Pay; verizon.com)shop it now
Verizon GizmoTablet by Samsung
This tablet gives your little one access to tons of kid-friendly educational content. Parents will love that they can set usage times and that there are 300 learning apps available for download based on their child's age and skill level. The Parent Dashboard lets you stay on top of how much time your child spends on the GizmoTablet and finds out which apps they use the most. Parents can also exit out of Kids World and unlock the full tablet experience for themselves. As for features, the tablet includes a 5 MP rear-facing camera, 2 MP front-facing camera and cinematic 8-inch HD display. It also comes with a durable and removable bumper case that is easy to grip and comfortable to hold. (Starts at $11/month**; verizon.com)
**(Starts at $11/month for 24 months; 0% APR. Retail price: $249.99; verizon.com)shop it now
GizmoWatch™ is not only a fun device for kids but it was designed with their safety in mind. Parents can use the GizmoHub™ app to track their children's phone as well as set boundaries and receive alerts if their child is outside of those boundaries. It also has 2-way calling and messaging so your child can easily check in while they are out and about. The watch includes a step tracker that allows you to set goals and reminders throughout the day. The watch is also waterproof and easy to use and set up! (Retail price: $180; verizon.com)shop it now
Motorola MOTO™ e5 play
This is a great first phone and comes with many kid-friendly features, including an advanced 8 MP rear-facing camera with autofocus and a battery that lasts up to 24 hours. It's also water-repellent which will save you from having to replace the phone if it's dropped in the pool or let's get real—the toilet! It opens with the touch of a finger and is fully compatible with the Verizon Smart Family app, which starts at $4.99 per month or $9.99 with location tracking included. (Starts at $6/month***; verizon.com)
***(Starts at $6/month for 24 months; 0% APR. Retail price: $144; verizon.com)shop it now
This article is sponsored by Verizon.