Safe Virtual Neighborhood
How It Works
Create an Account
To get started with Safe Virtual Neighborhood, you’ll first need to create an account and purchase a subscription for $9.99/year (less than a dollar per month). You only need one account for your family with up to five children.
Download App on Parent and Child Devices
After creating your account with Safe Virtual Neighborhood, download the app on your device and on your child’s device. Depending on the type of phone, OffenderWatch monitors phone calls, texts, snapchats, emails and the location of your child’s phone in relation to an offender’s registered address. It works silently in the background and won’t interfere with the phone’s use.
Setup the App
Once the app is downloaded on your child’s phone, open it and log in to your account to begin setup. Get started with our Parent Guide with instructions for how to set up Safe Virtual Neighborhood.
Keep Your Child Safer Online
Get the Safe Virtual Neighborhood App today--parents get notified should your child stay too close to a sex offender's home or is contacted by a registered sex offender.
Only $9.99 per year for the entire family. That's less than $1 per month.
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 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. Currently available in certain states for $9.99/year.
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
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.
Contact the Law
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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