Gooseberry Planet App Provides Online Safety for Kids

. August 3, 2015

gGooseberry Planet is pleased to announce the release of an app which provides internet safety for kids from ages 9 to 14. Parents today face increasing challenges in keeping their children safe from cyber-bullying, sexual solicitation and over-exposure on social networks. Children are bombarded with input from WhatsApp, Facebook, BBM, Instagram and Snapchat. There are also texts and even emails which can give children information which the parents would prefer they did not have.

The designer and founder of Gooseberry Planet had a two-fold purpose in creating and funding the website and app. Tracking the activity of children online is the first element of the app. There is also a desire to teach children in an effective way how to protect themselves and to make right choices about online safety. Children need to know how to recognize the risks and avoid them. Providing internet safety tips for kids is done in a way that will attract and hold the child’s interest.

Teaching internet safety for kids includes dealing with issues such as emails, web-cams, social networking, stranger danger, cyber-bullying, and how/why to block people. There are two parallel apps: one for the child and one for the parent. The game costs a minimal amount for the first level, known as Gooseberry Street. There are no optional purchases in-game. The parent app is free. The parent will be able to teach their child with the process through the game. There are tips and suggestions for starting a conversation with the youngster about internet safety hints.

The app is easy to download. Parents don’t have to have technician-level knowledge to install the app and use it. The messages are free of jargon.

Gooseberry Planet is available no additional in-game purchases through the app stores (Google Play Store and iTunes) and also through the gooseberryplanet.com website, for just £1.49 for level 1 (Gooseberry Street) and £3.99 for all four levels, including the parent app. It will be suitable for downloading to pcs, tablets and phones.

Contact: Stella James
Company Name: Gooseberry Planet Ltd
Phone: 01865 366468
Contact Email: stella@gooseberryplanet.com
Website: http://www.gooseberryplanet.com
Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.clicklabs.gooseberrychild
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/gooseberry/id915297115

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