Kid-Safe Phone | Safe Surfer

Introducing the Kid-Safe Phone

We've partnered with Samsung to offer our Safe Surfer features ready to go on a range of smart phones and tablets. Designed for safe communication with trusted friends and family.

Unlock their world. One step at a time.

Out of the box, the Kid-Safe Phone is a stripped-down device which lets you choose how much functionality you want your child to have.

No social media

No internet

No app stores

No addictive games

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Get them connected. Keep them protected.

The internet can be a dangerous place. The Kid-Safe Phone ensures your child stays in the safe zones, always.
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1 in 4

kids see pornography by the age of 12.

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37%

of young people in the USA between the ages of 12 and 17 have been bullied online.

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1/2

Nearly half of children between 9 and 16 experience regular exposure to sexual images online.

The Kid-Safe Phone is your guardian, empowering you to protect what’s priceless.

A phone that grows with them

Start simple, add as you go

The Kid-Safe Phone begins as a simple communicator. As they grow, so can their access, with everything under your watchful eye.

Choose from three distinct levels of functionality – crafted to match your child's maturity and your comfort level, so you can give them access to exactly what they need – and nothing they don’t.

Levels of functionality

ESSENTIALS
Pure Communication

At this foundational level, the Kid-Safe Phone is all about staying connected – text messages and phone calls to stay in touch, pure and simple.

EXPLORERPro
Adding Joy

The Explorer tier introduces carefully chosen apps to their world with educational tools and creative outlets, still far from the bustling crowds of social media.

EMPOWERPro
Controlled connectivity

Empower opens the gates to social media, but with parental controls firmly in place. It's about giving them a taste of the wider world, on your terms.

What they can access:
Phone calls
Text messages
Camera
What they can access:
Phone calls
Text messages
Camera
Safe Vision (see info)
Safe Internet Browsing
Parent-approved apps
What they can access:
Phone calls
Text messages
Camera
Filtered YouTube Access
Safe Internet Browsing
App Stores
Monitored Social Media Access

Powerful protection in your hands

The Kid-Safe Phone comes with powerful features that are easy for parents to use.

FEATURES:
Safer web surfing
Understand internet habits
Get regular alerts
Set device bedtimes
Monitor social media
Nudity detection

Safer web surfing

  • Block 50+ categories like porn, ads, malware, and popular social media sites
  • Add your own websites to block or allow
  • Full remote control, no need to access the protected devices

Accessible at these levels:

EXPLORER
EMPOWER

Understand internet habits

  • See which sites each device visits
  • View which sites have been blocked
  • Know when a device is active on the internet

Accessible at these levels:

EXPLORER
EMPOWER

Get regular alerts

  • Get a summary of all interesting activity
  • Email multiple people
  • Customize between weekly, daily, which devices, etc

Accessible at these levels:

ESSENTIALS
EXPLORER
EMPOWER

Set device bedtimes

  • Restrict access to internet or particular sites/apps
  • Choose times of the day/week
  • Choose an amount of screentime per day
  • Reward/deny screentime for some amount of time

Accessible at these levels:

ESSENTIALS
EXPLORER
EMPOWER

Monitor texts/social media

  • Monitor a device's notifications for swear words, drugs, sexting, and self harm
  • Get instantly notified
  • Add your own keywords (if you need)

Accessible at these levels:

ESSENTIALS
EXPLORER
EMPOWER

Nudity detection

  • Watch a device's screen for explicit content
  • Get instantly notified

Accessible at these levels:

ESSENTIALS
EXPLORER
EMPOWER

Flexible pricing. Solid plans.

Pricing is FREE for the first year with the purchase of any new applicable Samsung Kid-Safe Phone or Tablet*.

Kid-Safe Devices - Basic

Tamper proof.
Locked down experience.
Essentials Profile.
Location Tracking.



Kid-Safe Devices - Pro

Tamper proof.
Locked down experience with togglable profiles.
Explorer Profile.
Empower Profile.
Enhanced App Blocking & Nudity Detection.
Location Tracking.



*Only available in New Zealand

*Physical devices sold separately to the subscription prices above

FAQ

What type of phone is it?

The Kid-Safe Smartphone is available on Samsung Galaxy devices, which run the Android operating system. We are selling the Galaxy A15 and A25 5G Smartphones and the Galaxy Tablet A9 set up ready to go; prices range from $299 to $549.

Out of the box, it is locked to the most restricted level — phone calls, texts and camera only. Safe Surfer technology is also available on select Samsung tablets.

Where can I buy it?

Kid-Safe Phone/Tablet is available in-store at New Zealand retailers or online.

How much does it cost?

Kid-Safe Phone/Tablet is a subscription service to cover the ongoing running costs of Samsung & Safe Surfer cloud services. See the Pricing section above.

Physical device purchases include a year of free usage.

What's the difference between this and the Safe Surfer Android App?

Kid-Safe Phone/Tablet supports features not allowed or possible on the Play Store. Samsung Knox prevents some workarounds possible on the Play Store version of the app.

What is Safe Vision?

We've partnered with Safe Vision to provide a safe, parent-supervised YouTube experience for Kid-Safe Devices.

Safe Vision is a separate app that allows you to grant access to particular YouTube videos and channels. When you switch to the Explorer profile, you will be given the option to unblock YouTube and use either Safe Vision or the YouTube app with varying levels of automatic filtering.

At what age should I purchase a Kid-Safe phone for my child?

In the Essentials profile, the only available functions are texting, calling, and taking pictures. So your child should be old enough to understand and benefit from these features.

Once you and your child are ready to explore more of their device, you can allow some non-social media apps. We recommend delaying access to Social Media sites as long as reasonable, due to their addictive nature and risk of exposure to harmful content.

Ultimately though, it's your decision! The Safe Surfer dashboard makes it easy to undertake your digital parenting journey.

Can I remove Safe Surfer from the device?

Yes - by selecting the "Unrestricted" profile in the Safe Surfer dashboard and then entering your admin PIN. This will make the device function just like a regular Samsung device.