Well, it finally happened. The day you hoped would never arrive is here: your kid is growing up, and you’ve decided it’s time they get their own cell phone.
This day sounds ominous, but it can and should be exciting! After all, phones can be an amazing tool when used correctly. Not only do they let you stay in contact with your kiddo, but they also give your child tools that aid in developing their educational and creative potential–like these seven art-based apps.
However, introducing your child to a phone can also be a stressful and intimidating experience. A phone is no joke, and there are so many questions you have to ask yourself. Is your child ready for the responsibility of a phone? How will you protect them from the potential harm of the internet? And are there any safe phones for kids?
Thankfully, the answer to all these questions is only two words long: Troomi Wireless.
Troomi is the safe phone that grows with your kids, giving them the opportunity to learn how to have a phone. Unlike other companies that sacrifice functionality for safety, Troomi makes real phones for kids, while giving you the power to ensure that safety isn’t compromised.
But what is it that makes Troomi the best cell phone for kids?
Troomi protects your child’s information
First, let’s talk safety. One of the most frustrating parts of having a cell phone is the avalanche of spam calls from unknown numbers. I’ve received so many calls from scammers claiming to be anything from a destitute prince to my car insurance company, or even my own grandmother!
Your child shouldn’t have to deal with phishing attempts, and Troomi ensures that they won’t have to. With Troomi, you can create a safelist and choose which numbers are able to reach your child’s phone. Every other number is automatically blocked. This prevents scammers and strangers from contacting them, while protecting your kids’ information. Goodbye telemarketers, hello peace of mind.
Troomi emphasizes internet safety
Scammers aren’t the only safety threat when it comes to phones. Enter: the internet.
The internet can be a wonderful resource when used correctly. It’s a dictionary, an encyclopedia, a newspaper, and a movie screen all wrapped up in one simple package. However, the internet can also be a frightening place for a child. With a wealth of information available at your fingertips, it’s not difficult to stumble upon dangerous material like pornography.
Troomi eliminates this fear with our KidSmart™ safe web browser. Contrary to most safe phones for kids that cut out internet access completely, Troomi knows how educational the internet can be. As such, we give you the power to decide how your child uses the web–including which websites they can access and how long they are able to surf.
Troomi helps you work with your child to build a strong foundation of safe and responsible internet usage. Then when the time inevitably comes for them to roam free, they have healthy habits and you have no stress.
Troomi helps your child prioritize real life
It’s easy to get sucked into your phone. There have been countless times that I’ll open my phone to check the weather and look up to find that thirty minutes have passed! This goes double for kids. A study conducted by Common Sense Media found that on average, kids ages 10-12 spend about 4 hours and 44 minutes a day staring at a screen for reasons other than schoolwork. Teens, on the other hand, spend even more time: a whopping 7 hours and 22 minutes!
Much of this extraneous screen time is spent on social media and addictive games. It’s no secret that these activities can be toxic. In fact, this study found that kids and teens who frequently use social media “may be at heightened risk of mental health problems, particularly internalizing problems.” In addition, social media can also change the way kids and teens interact with each other, often resulting in antisocial behavior where they are more comfortable texting than having a face-to-face conversation.
With that in mind, we developed KidSmart OS™, our revolutionary operating system that eliminates social media and addictive games altogether. By removing these time wasters, your child has more time to focus on creative pursuits and real-world friendships while avoiding mental health crises.
Unfortunately, kids don’t stay kids forever (as much as we wish they would). If you feel that your child is ready for more device functionality, our KidSmart apps are a great choice! These educational and creative applications help foster a sense of productivity, enhancing your child’s learning abilities.
The best cell phone for kids
Well, what are you waiting for? If you’ve reached this final paragraph, you’re obviously looking for real phones for kids that don’t compromise safety–and Troomi Wireless is the best option for you. Not only do we protect your child’s information and give you peace of mind, our kid-friendly OS and gradual introduction to technology helps them develop the skills they need to become healthy members of a modern society.
And don’t forget to keep an eye on the Troomi blog for more information and parenting tips!