Parent Guide: How it Works


Create an Account

If you have not done so already, you’ll need to create an account and purchase a subscription with Safe Virtual Neighborhood. You only need one account for your family with up to five children.


Download App on Parent and Child’s Devices

After creating your parent account with Safe Virtual Neighborhood, you’ll need to download the app on your device* and on your child’s device.

For Android device, visit to download the app.

For iPhone, visit to download the app.

(Hint: this is made easier by sending a link from these sites to your child’s phone via text message.)

*if you don’t have a device you can use a browser at to perform parent functions.


Setup the App

Once the app is downloaded on your child’s phone, open it and log in to your account. You do not need a separate login for your child, just use your parent login. Then select add/edit family, select or create your child name and select add device. You can also add child email accounts that you want monitored.

On your parent app, as an added feature you will now be able to see where your child is at any time by tapping the map button. It will show the child’s position when they are not in motion. So for example once they are at school it will only update again when they leave school.

We recommend you visit our FAQs to learn more about OffenderWatch Safe Virtual Neighborhood .

If you have any problems during setup, check the FAQs or Contact Us for support.

Talking to Your Child About Sex Offenders

Even young children can begin to understand that a person who appears nice can have hurtful intentions. Follow these tips to help talk to your children about sex offenders and potential online threats.