OffenderWatch App

How It Works


Get the Free OffenderWatch App

Parents install the OffenderWatch App and create an account for the whole family.


Install the App on Child Devices

Install the OffenderWatch app on your child’s device with your family login and password.  It works silently in the background and won’t interfere with your child’s phone use.


You are all set!

Find sex offenders on a map, locate your family, and get alerts from law enforcement about sex offenders in your safe virtual neighborhood.



Protect Children Online

Sexual predators increasingly use the internet to lure or extort children. Parents may choose to add a Protect Plus Subscription, to enable monitoring of your child’s calls, messages, email and location then alerts parents if a child is contacted by a registered sex offender or lingers near a registered sex offender’s home. The Protect Plus subscription is just $9.99 per year and covers the entire family.

Online predators are a reality. 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 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.

The Only App Partnered with Law Enforcement

THe OffenderWatch app is the only app that directly partners with law enforcement to analyze sex offender data. OffenderWatch 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 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 the OffenderWatch app, you’ll also receive email 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

The Nitty Gritty

Offender Data

Convicted sex offenders are generally required by law to register their phone numbers, address, and all social media accounts with law enforcement.


Sign Up

Parents who get the OffenderWatch App 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 location, 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 Local Law Enforcement

While we partner with law enforcement to provide the most up-to-date information on registered offenders, we do not share information with law enforcement. If you suspect criminal activity or abuse, contact local law enforcement listed in the app.

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.

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