Troomi Wireless™ Launches New Approach to Smartphone Safety with KidSmart™ OS and Curated App Library
SALT LAKE CITY, July 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Troomi Wireless™, today announced the launch of two new devices and its KidSmart OS™ Android operating system, which includes a suite of KidSmart™ Apps that have been strenuously vetted for safety. With a safe-but-flexible approach to introducing technology to children, Troomi's all-in-one offering of phones, operating system and phone service cuts through the clutter of companies claiming to keep kids safer online.
While existing kid-safe devices completely eliminate app and Internet access to achieve safety, Troomi believes this all-or-nothing approach is impractical and deprives children of vital opportunities to learn safe online habits, nurture their talents and enjoy healthy hobbies. Rather, Troomi provides a safe and secure introduction to phones, apps and the Internet while maintaining safeguards to remove the dangers of pornography, predators, social media, addictive games and screen addiction.
"It's essential that families have a safe option for giving phones to kids, but safety is really just the starting point," said Troomi co-founder and CEO Bill Brady. "Instead of cutting kids off from the digital world, we created KidSmart OS to help parents graduate kids from one level of responsibility to the next based on needs and maturity so they can nurture their talents and enjoy their hobbies. Put simply, Troomi is the phone that grows with your child."
"I spend hours and hours every week counseling worried parents whose kids have fallen victim to the virtual world and are failing to thrive, demotivated and disinterested in the real world. We are seeing unprecedented rates of anxiety and depression among young people, now proven to be associated with the influence of highly addictive and persuasive social media platforms and video games," said certified Parent Coach , author of Parenting the Modern Teen and host of the "Parenting in the Thick of It" podcast. "I believe Troomi's solution for introducing technology to kids in a step-by-step, healthier way is a vital approach if we hope to protect a child's developing brain from the negative impact of too much time immersed in the virtual world at the expense of the real one, and help stem the mental health crisis among young people."
According to recent studies conducted by Pew Research Center, 65% of parents believe their teeangers spend too much time on their phones and 54% of teens themselves also believe they spend too much time on devices. On top of that, 71% of parents with kids between the ages of 5 and 11 have sought advice from doctors on how to prevent screen addiction. In an exploration of how to address these critical issues, a national survey of 800 moms conducted by Troomi in 2021 showed a preference for easy-to-use parental controls and the ability to choose from a safe set of apps over eliminating apps altogether.
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