As rapidly as technology evolves, a good app needs to develop proactively. That’s why the team at MamaBear Family Safety App is constantly working to stay on top of new trends and incorporate customer feedback in order to make improvements to the app.
The fruit of our labor is evident in the third version of our evolution. MamaBear 3.0 puts your family news front and center, allowing you to get in the know and save time with filtered social media content, location and driving information in the most important news feed of your day.
The All New MamaBear Version 3.0 Features:
- A redesigned news feed that is easier to scroll through, with in-line previews of Instagram photos and added details about Twitter and Instagram followers;
- A seven-day location history view that can be easily tapped through; and
- Ad-sponsored content to keep MamaBear free for all.
Update Now to Enjoy MamaBear’s New Features
To update the app, visit the App Store on your iOS devices or Google Play on your Android devices. You can experience MamaBear at its best with the latest version of our app and the most recent OS version for your device. Remember to update the app on your children’s phones for optimal use of the new features.
Help Us Make MamaBear Even Stronger
We’re motivated to progress MamaBear with the invaluable feedback of our MamaBear families. We welcome the suggestions of our users so that we can continually work to improve the app, providing parents with ever-better ways to connect and protect their children as they use their mobile devices.
Your feedback is important to us. Stay in touch and let us know what you think of MamaBear 3.0. Email info@localhost with your questions, comments and ideas.
Parents with kids that use Twitter to follow celebrities and tweet to their friends (and strangers) now have a tool to help them know more about their kid’s activity on the popular social network.
MamaBear Family Safety App’s new version 2.8 for iOS and 2.5 for Android features a new update offering parents the ability to monitor their children’s activity on Twitter.
Popular with people of all ages and especially with celebrities and their fans, Twitter is a social “microblogging” app through which users can write, read and share 140-character “tweets” on any subject. While Twitter offers privacy settings that allow users the option to approve follow requests, the default setting allows anyone can follow and see what a person tweets. So a child who uses Twitter without setting the account to private is sharing his or her messages with millions of Twitter users around the world.
This can be unnerving for parents worried about who can see what their kids share via twitter – especially if they use hashtags with certain words (e.g. “Headed to #MainStreetMall 2day with my gurls”), because a hashtag before a word makes that word/phrase searchable by any Twitter user as a common filtering option.
The new MamaBear Twitter update allows parents to monitor their child’s Twitter account for restricted words, who’s following them and who they’re following.
By using all social monitoring features on MamaBear 2.8 for iOS and 2.5 for Android, parents will save time and keep their children safe staying “in the know” with information from their child’s Twitter, Facebook and Instagram all at once.
Stay in touch and let us know what you think of MamaBear by emailing us at info@localhost. Your feedback is critical in our mission to protect children.
The first of July marked a good step forward with the effort to protect our kids online. The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) had several new amendments come into effect on July 1, 2013. Rest assured the MamaBear App remains compliant with these new adjustments to COPPA with full parental consent upon account registration.
We’re grateful for the groundbreaking measures that this important piece of law instituted to help the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) protect kids online. Since becoming effective in 2000, COPPA has become an essential tool that protects our childrens’ private information online. COPPA sets strict limits on what information can be gathered online without parental consent. All those “Are you 13 years or older?” prompts you see when you join a new website, service or forum online is a great example of COPPA protection at work.
The new additions to COPPA, added in 2012, expand and modify some of the existing child privacy protections as well as codifying new technologies into the law’s language. These new additions to the law address the major increase of data collection technology, behavior related marketing and the use of mobile devices by a growing number of young users. The additions also protect geotag related information as well as photos and recordings a child may have online. This proactive approach from the FTC should help many parents rest easier.
As an extensive family monitoring and communication tool, we understand the importance of these legal boundaries and are still completely in line with existing and new COPPA regulations. After receiving parental consent during account registration, MamaBear communicates gathered information directly to the parent. Your children’s personal information is never given to third party sources. We’re on a mission to provide parents with a wealth of valuable information while still respecting a family’s right to privacy online and out in the real world.
I make it a personal practice to be in a remaining state of gratitude, thankful for that particular moment, a lesson and wonderful people in my life. Our team’s vision at MamaBear is a world of worry-free parenting and we make sure every business decision, new feature, people we work with fits in our list of company values – family, safety, empathy, trust and privacy. These values are shared among our MamaBear customers that we feel most grateful for trusting us to be a part of their families.
We value family. Yours and ours. It’s our passion for family unity that keeps our team running full steam ahead. It’s the deep bond, love, trust and camaraderie shared in both an immediate and extended family that gives us all the instinct to keep each other safe. We’re thankful for technology that helps bring a family together, even when we’re far apart physically.
We value safety. Our biggest job as parents is to keep our kids safe and now with MamaBear our personal interest have become keeping more than our own kids safe but also all of yours. It’s a complex world with technology moving faster than most parents can keep up with. We’re here to simplify that for you.
We value empathy. Parenthood is a common sentiment that all of us with kids can relate. We love to share stories about our kids and family, it makes us smile, laugh and shows our compassion for one another. We’re thankful for the ability to use social media to gain new and different perspectives on all outlooks of life, share with our children and have an open mind to parenting insight from all corners of the world.
We value trust. Thank you for trusting MamaBear as a tool for your family’s safety. We’re thankful to be trusted by our family and loved ones and for trusting our parenting instincts that we know what is best for our children. We’re thankful for the peace of mind that allows us to trust our children, and for the tools that guide them to make good choices.
We value privacy. You’re trusting us with intimate details about your family’s locations and personal social activities. Your information is safe and secure. We don’t share your information with any third party. Privacy is a MamaBear priority.
Thank you MamaBear customers. We appreciate your support, feedback and trust. It’s my word that we work everyday with each of these values top of mind as we reach for a world of worry-free parenting.
With Constant Gratitude,
Robyn Spoto, President