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phones for kids

Parents and kids have different reasons for wanting a phone for kids.

Parents plan to call their children when needed, while the kids think about everything they can do with the phone. Download games and apps, take pictures and watch youtube. It is therefore important to have a common understanding of why a mobile for the child is desired.

Mobiltelefon til barnThe Norwegian Media Authority shows that 91% of children aged 9-11 have their own mobile phone.

The average age to get its first mobile phone in the US was 6 years in 2017. In Norway, age was even somewhat lower and media surveys shows that 91% of children between 9 and 11 years old have had their first mobile phone.

Worldwide, the average age is to get their first mobile phone at 10.3year and there are many who think that this average is a good rule for when the child will get his first mobile phone.

Bill Gates did not give a phone to his children until they became 14 years old.

Bill gates first mobile to childrenIs Bill Gates strict against his children's use of the very technology he has been part of developing? Bill Gates tells in an interview with The Mirror that his kids did not get a mobile phone until they were 14 years old. And that even though they got their first mobile phone, there were many rules about the use for the kids. There was a time in the evening when the children had to stop using the phone. It was not allowed to use it at the dining table and so on.

 

What phone do we recommend to the kids?

mobil telefon til barnPerhaps your child is not ready for a smartphone yet. Perhaps there is a good alternative?

A GPS watch for kids is mobilephone without access to the internet and social media. It's a phone for ringing, without everything else.

The smartphone for kids we present can also just be called by pre-approved phone numbers, so that no one other than the one you have pre-approved in the mobile tracking APP will be able to contact the child. This mobilephone also has its own emergency button that automatically dials all preset emergency numbers in the APP.  Of course, we're talking about a Tail it GPS watch for kids.

Tail it Gator3 GPS tracker for kids

Our Tail it Gator3 is a combination of a traditional mobile and a GPS watch. It is designed as an ordinary smartphone with mobile phone functions. The fact that it is designed like a smartwatch makes the child always carry the phone and does not leave it while playing.

The watch is always on the kids hand, which make contacting your child much easier, even during ball games, climbing and other activities where the children would normally not bring a mobile phone. If the child is out to ride a bike, our GPS watches for children have such a good microphone and speaker that the child does not have to let go of the steering wheel to answer.


A gift that takes care of our most valuable belongings.

Expected date of shipping is 10th of December

The Tail it, Tail it + and Tail it Pet are finished by the end of November. A lot of the products we are recieving are already pre-ordered through our Kickstarter campaign. The next batch of products will be available to our partners and retailers, where the expected delivery date is 10th February 2019. We still have some products that are available and have an updated inventory that you can see next to the pre-order button. It will not be possible to pre-order products if it says "0 in stock". An error message will appear. So as long as you're able to order, you will receive your product from this first batch.

 

For the Tail it Bike we are still looking to perfect the locking mechanism, so that the product can be firmly attached inside bike. This product is therefore slightly delayed. We hope to be able to finish it in November. The GPS tracker for Bike is expected to be delivered in January 2019.

Christmas Gifts!

Our GPS tracking devices are a popular Christmas gift, as it keeps track of the recipients most valuable things. It's something everyone needs, and it's a Christmas gift with love.

A lot of people are asking us if we can guarantee that the products will arrive before Christmas. Sadly we can't. Our indications are that the products will arrive in good time before Christmas, but unforeseen things may happen meaning we can't guarantee anything.

So in order for you to be able to make this decision, we have set up some facts about the delivery. We have also set up a backup solution, so that you can give a unique Christmas gift anyway. Where the recipient becomes one of the first in the world to receive the product.

The products will be finished at the end of November. All except the Tail it bike, which most likely will be delivered in January. The shipment has been ordered using flight-transport with DHL from the factory in China to our warehouse in Trondheim on 05th December. Shipping usually takes 1 day to Oslo, and will spend an extra day to reach our storage in Trondheim.

DHL is not only working on business days, but the flights are also on weekends. Our experience is that the delays rarely lie here. The uncertainty lies with the handling agent at the airport in Hong Kong. Normally this is not an uncertainty, but in the Christmas season there can be complications and we expect some delays. However we do not know how much of a delay, or even if there is going to be a delay at all.

Christmas is the most hectic time of the year, because many manufacturers order their goods right before Christmas. Both Samsung, Apple and other major players includng us ship their products to stores across the globe during this period. Then the stores ship the products to you, where your local post-office is something we do not have any control over.

Its important for us to be as upfront and transparent as possible. If you don't accept that there is a chance that the product will not arrive for Christmas, and this awesome voucher the recipient will recieve is not enough, then you shall not buy the product as christmas gift. Its hurting us to say this, we do believe that everyone will receive the products, but as stated earlier we cannot guarantee it.

You'll get something to give away for Christmas!

If you buy one of our products as a Christmas gift, you should still be able to give a gift that the recipient is pleased with. If the physical product for whatever reason does not arrive on time, you can download this diploma telling the recipient that he/she will be one of the first in the world to receive his/hers Tail it product.

We will not receive more shipments until later in 2019, where they will be distributed to our partners, which in turn must distribute them internally to various stores. Therefore, it may take a long time before others have the opportunity to acquire their tracking device.

Please test our free mobile tracker app. You can start using it now to track friends and family mobile!

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Is it okay to track your kids using a GPS?

GPS tracking kids

When it comes to GPS tracking our kids, our attitude is that you are required to supervise the child up to a certain age limit. It's never okay to leave a small child alone. This is an attitude most people share with us.

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GPS tracking kids is becoming a popular thing, but is it okay?

The question of supervising someones location begins when the child is old enough to go to school alone. We then talk about the first years when the child begins to move outside alone. The combination of surveillance and privacy should be discussed openly.

We recommend everyone who is considering GPS tracker for kids to talk with their children. About the use of the watch, and who is tracking their location. Tail it have also taken some actions in our firmware to reduce the unhealthy type of supervising.

It is also important to mention that in our experience it is mostly the kids who wants this type of GPS watch. As a kid, getting a new watch that is also a mobile phone is incredibly cool. Knowing that the parents are just a touch of away if you need them feels very reassuring.

But for us in Tail it technologies it is still our job to take care of the child's privacy. We have done this by customizing the kid tracker, so that it limits the monitoring to a real-time and removed the history. We have done this together with our first 10.000 customers from 2016 and 2017.

 

GPS Watch for kids Test with our customers

In cooperation with our 10,000 first users, we got great feedback on both hardware and software. The GPS watch for kids are mainly used to call and to give real-time location of the child. There was also functions that our users were essentially not interested in seeing. Like which way home from school the child took, or what areas in the schoolyard the child was playing in.

We feel that this approach to live location and location history is crossing the line to become an unhealthy monitoring of the child. Going into retrospect, monitoring every move was therefore not desirable for anyone. But it was desirable with a real-time image of location when needed. Not to see where the child has been all the day, down to the smallest detail.

As an example could be if the child had not returned home from school at the right time. Anyone who has children knows that the way home from school can be filled with distractions, that can make the trip take a bit longer than usual. It was desirable for parents to open the app to see where the child was, and not to see unhealthy GPS tracking for kids.

We removed several tracking features to increase kids privacy.

This means we removed "live tracking" and "history overview" from our watches. Removing live tracking also increased battery life by 300%, which was much more important for our users. We also encrypt all communication in and out of the watch, app and server. This way, it is not possible for unauthorized people to break in, to access the child's location or personal data. There have been reports regarding this issue across Europe lately. A lot of similar GPS devices use unencrypted APPs. These apps has personal data stored on servers in China without it being possible to identify who has access to the servers. These servers contains personal information, and its not possible to know who the information is shared with. Our products, app and servers comply with the strict privacy requirements under the new European Privacy Policy GDPR.

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Full control of who has access to the location.

We have also made further improvements and updated the APP's user interface. These updates gives users control over who has access to the child's position and personal data. Our app is also designed to only ask for user data that is strictly necessary for the service to work. It is the user who owns his user data, where Tail it does not take care of user information and deletes location history continuously.

We have designed the Tail it app for privacy by design and privacy by default.  The app is designed to store only as little personal information as possible for the service to work. If you forget to use the APP or stop using it, no problem.  Your account will be automatically deleted with all your information without having to take action.

Safe sharing of kids location

We've made it easier to share access simply and securely in the app, and by constantly showing who has access to the child's location on the screen. We have also removed the backup solution to receive GPS information via SMS commands found in most GPS systems today. At Tail you can only receive location and personal information through our APP, which uses encrypted communication with our encrypted servers.

What you think about tracking children with a GPS. It is okay?