If you have kids, it’s likely you have had the debate about when they will be old enough to have a cell phone. And it’s also likely, that part of you really wanted them to have the ability to get in touch with you whenever, and wherever they might need to… BUT, you struggled with safety issues, and billing questions, and never could quite block the image of your tween sitting at the dinner table making phone calls, or worse, getting texts from some weirdo posing as a 13 year old boy.
Welcome the Kurio Phone, proudly calling itself the safest smartphone for kids, the Kurio Phone features amazing parental controls that allow parents the ability to keep their kids safe, and responsible, while using their first cell phones, and it gives kids the cool, full featured phone they crave.
Parents have the ability to manage a kid’c contacts, by blocking, or allowing calls and texts from specific numbers. Kids can add as many contacts as they want… but they won’t be able to call or text them until parents approve them. Limits can also be set according to time, days of the week, or by simply limiting the actual number of calls and texts.
The phone also provides geolocation, letting you know where your kid is every 15, 30 or 60 minutes and includes his current, or last known position. This ability also allows you to set parameters called a geofence, so you know if, and when, your child leaves, or enters, a pre-determined area.
So, to sum it all up, the Kurio Phone has WiFi, Bluetooth, cameras, GPS, a radio and all the apps a kid desires… and it still manages to leave you in the drivers seat. Aw come on, just go ahead and say yes! The Kurio Phone was unveiled at CES yesterday, and is expected to ship in the spring, no word yet on price, but to keep track of updated info and availability, check kurioworld.com.