Keep Your Child Safer Online
Download the only app supported by law enforcement that monitors online communications from registered sex offenders on your child’s smartphone or device.
App coming soon!
Online predators are a reality. But now there’s a tool to help parents protect their children from sex offenders.
Like a seat belt or swim floaties—parents rely on tools to help keep their children safe. Online, predators sadly use social media and more to prey on children.
That’s why trusted law enforcement partner OffenderWatch created Safe Virtual Neighborhood (patent pending), a new technology designed to notify parents if registered sex offenders contact their children through certain social media platforms, texts, or emails.
By signing up with Safe Virtual Neighborhood, parents are alerted if a registered sex offender engages their children through Snapchat, texts, phone calls or emails. Parents are also alerted if their child is near a sex offender’s home for an extended period of time.
Safe Virtual Neighborhood is on patrol for your child’s online safety.
*Full app features available on Android devices only. Email and location features available on iOS devices.
The Only App Partnered with Law Enforcement
Safe Virtual Neighborhood is the only app that directly partners with law enforcement to analyze sex offender data. Safe Virtual Neighborhood cross-references sex offender data pulled directly from participating law enforcement departments with people contacting your child’s smartphone or device. If a registered sex offender in our network contacts your child using Snapchat, text messages, email, or phone calls — or if your child is near an offender’s home — you’ll be alerted.
Once you sign up for Safe Virtual Neighborhood, you’ll also receive email and postal OffenderWatch alerts if a registered sex offender moves into your neighborhood.
1 in 5 teens
has received an unwanted sexual solicitation online.
– Crimes Against Children Research Center
How It Works
Analyze Sex Offender Data
Safe Virtual Neighborhood uses accurate data provided directly by law enforcement to monitor communications from accounts of registered sex offenders.
Monitor Child Device
The app monitors texts, emails, Snapchat messages, phone calls and the location on your child’s phone or device—working silently in the background and not interfering with the phone’s use.
Alerts Parents + Take Action
If a registered sex offender contacts your child using those methods, you’ll receive an alert. From there, ask your child about the communication and determine if you should contact law enforcement.
The Nitty Gritty
Convicted sex offenders are generally required by law to register their phone numbers, address, and all social media accounts with law enforcement.
Parents who sign up for Safe Virtual Neighborhood will download the app on their child’s smartphone device, as well as setting up a parental account on their own device.
The app monitors your child’s Snapchat activity, texts, emails and phone calls in the background, without storing your child’s messages or interfering with its use.
If registered sex offenders contact your child via a monitored communication channel using their data listed with law enforcement, you receive an instant notification.
From there, it’s up to you to ask your children about their communications—escalating the situation to law enforcement if needed.
Contact the Law
While Safe Virtual Neighborhood partners with law enforcement, the app is a monitoring platform that does not directly send information to law enforcement. If parents suspect criminal activity or abuse, they should immediately reach out to local law enforcement.
Contact Law Enforcement
If a sex offender has contacted your child and you are concerned about the communication, contact your local police or sheriff department. Explain that a registered sex offender has contacted your child and request to be connected to the agency in charge of managing the local sex offender registry.
If you suspect abuse, immediately contact your local police department.
Contact Safe Virtual Neighborhood
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