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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can all the students’ activities be monitored by Safes School?

    Teachers can monitor their students' social media activity, app activity, visited websites, etc., to keep them focused in class.

  • Is Safes School enough for an all-around protection at school?

    For the most part, yes. But we consider ourselves as a complementary safety tool. We are in no way a replacement for the responsibilities of school officials.

  • Are Safes School’s features accurate?

    We have tried to cover everything related to online monitoring, and we used the best teams and technology to ensure our app is as helpful as possible. However, no app is perfect. The good thing is we stay updated! So anything that makes Safes School better and more accurate will be added as soon as possible.
    We believe that Safes School, accompanied by engaged parenting and responsible teaching, can create a safe and healthy online experience for your students.

  • Should students know that their activities are being monitored?

    Absolutely. We advise you to sit down with your child and explain that you wish to protect them from the unbelievably vast world of the internet and help them develop healthy digital habits.

  • What apps can I monitor with Safes School?

    Safes School monitors most of the trending and frequently used apps among students, such as Instagram, Whatsapp, TikTok, YouTube, etc.

  • What if a student has more than one Instagram account?

    It is one of our features to let you monitor your students' activities on all their Instagram accounts.

  • What is Geofence?

    Geofence is like a ‘safe perimeter’ you set for your student.
    For example, when your child is at school, you can set a certain radius around the school perimeter. You will be notified as students enter or leave school.

  • Can I manage my students’ social media activities with Safes School?

    Safes School is the best way to manage your students' social media activities. Whether it’s TikTok, YouTube, Instagram, Whatsapp, or Snapchat, you can let Safes do the monitoring for you.

  • How do I block an app/a website?

    To block an app, use the “Always-Blocked Apps” feature.
    As for websites, you need to use the Web Filter tool.

  • Will I be notified if a student sees an inappropriate video or picture?

    Yes. That is what Safes School is all about! You will receive notifications whenever your students do something against your rules. This includes but is not limited to blocked keywords, adult sites and material, suspicious interactions, and offensive comments.

  • Can a student install/uninstall an app without me knowing?

    The student app runs in the background of your students’ devices. So no, it cannot be uninstalled. Moreover, nothing goes without your permission with Safes School.

  • What does real-time location mean?

    Real-time location means live and current location.
    Safes School allows you to know the exact location of your students at any moment. Plus, we keep track of all the places students go throughout the day.

  • What if a student exceeds the screen time usage I have defined?

    You will receive a notification if a student exceeds the screen time limit. And the student won't be able to access their devices.

  • Can I set different screen time limits for each one of my students?

    Sure you can! You may not see fit to set the same screen time limit for all your students. That is why we have enabled you to set different rules for each one of them.

  • Can I get a refund after purchasing the premium plan?

    Yes. You can request a refund from the platform you purchased the plan. However, each platform has its own conditions for accepting a refund. We recommend you try out our services and premium features with the free trial plan if you’re on the fence about making a purchase.

  • Can I monitor and view all my child’s activities?

    Yes, you can. Safes allows parents to monitor their children’s social media activity, app usage, visited websites, and many more!

  • If I use Safes, does this mean I won’t have to worry about my child anymore?

    We offer a great tool to help you monitor your children’s online activities and supervise them, but our features do not replace the protection you can provide for them as a parent.

  • Are Safes’s features accurate?

    We have tried to cover everything related to online monitoring, and we used the best teams and technology to ensure our app is as helpful as possible. However, no app is perfect. The good thing is we stay updated! So anything that makes Safes better and more accurate will be added as soon as possible.
    We believe that Safes, accompanied by your engaged parenting, can create a safe and healthy online experience for your children.

  • Do I tell my child that I’m monitoring their activities?

    It is recommended that you do. We advise you to sit down with your child and explain that you wish to protect them from the unbelievably vast world of the Internet and help them develop healthy digital habits.

  • What apps can I monitor with Safes?

    Safes monitors the most trending and frequently used apps among children, such as Instagram, Whatsapp, TikTok, YouTube, etc.

  • What if my child has more than one Instagram account?

    Safes enables parents to monitor Instagram activities on ALL of their child’s accounts.

  • What is Geofence?

    Geofence is like a ‘safe perimeter’ you set for your child.
    For example, when your child is at school, you can set a certain radius around the school perimeter. We will send you a notification whenever your child gets in or out of school.

  • Can Safes help me manage my child’s social media activities?

    Safes is the best way to manage your child’s social media activities. Whether it’s TikTok, YouTube, Instagram, Whats app, or Snapchat, you can let Safes do the monitoring for you.

  • How do I block an app/a website?

    To block an app, use the Always-Blocked Apps feature.
    As for websites, you need to use the Web Filter tool.

  • Will I be notified if my child encounters inappropriate content?

    Yes. That is what Safes is all about! You will receive notifications whenever your child does something that goes against your parenting rules. This includes but is not limited to blocked keywords, adult sites and material, suspicious interactions and offensive comments.

  • Can my child install/uninstall an app without me knowing?

    The child app runs in the background of your child's device. So no, it cannot be uninstalled. Moreover, nothing goes without your permission with Safes.

  • What does real-time location mean?

    Real-time location means live and current location.
    Safes allows you to know your child's exact location at any moment. Plus, you get to see their location history.

  • What if my child exceeds the screen time usage I have defined for his/her device?

    You will receive a notification if a child exceeds the screen time limit.
    On the other hand, your child will see their screen locked, preventing the device's use.

  • Can I set different screen time limits for each one of my children?

    Sure you can! You may not see fit to set the same screen time limit for all of your children. That is why we have enabled you to set different rules for each one of your children.

  • How do I get started with Safes?

    Step 1: Download the app for your iPhone, Android, or any other device.
    Step 2: Launch it.
    Step 3: Sign up using a valid email address and create a PIN

  • I can’t remember my PIN. What should I do?

    Tap on “Forgot PIN?”
    We will email you the recovery instructions.

  • How can I change the email I have signed up with?

    Once you sign up with an e-mail, you can’t change it anymore.

  • I received the notification “Password too weak”. What is a strong password?

    A good and strong password increases your own security and does not allow your child to access Safes for parents. Password must be at least eight characters to be accepted. A combination of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers and special symbols also helps increase the security of your password.

  • How do I pair my device with that of my child?

    You can either enter the pairing code given to you into your child’s device or use the child’s device to scan the QR Code that appears on yours.

  • Can my child uninstall Safes?

    No. Safes will remain on your child’s phone as long as you want it to.

  • My child knows my password (PIN). What should I do?

    To prevent your child from accessing Safes on your device, you should change your PIN as soon as possible. Go to Profile > Security > Change PIN code.

  • What does “Server connection error” mean?

    We use the fastest servers, but sometimes, even the best servers might encounter a problem. Just try again a few moments later. If you keep seeing this message, contact us.

  • What is Safes parental control app?

    Safes is a next-generation parental control app developed by SternX technologies, which is more comprehensive than any similar product. Many of our developers are parents themselves, so we understand the urge to keep children’s online activities safe and secure!

  • What does Safes do and offer?

    Safes was created to keep children from unacceptable online material and provide parents with an easy yet smart way to protect their kids.
    Nobody can watch over their loved ones every single moment, but Safes allows you to protect your children even when you’re not with them!
    There are many ways you can keep your children safe. Visit our Features page to view all of them.

  • Why is Safes the best app to keep children safe?

    Our developers have thought about everything so that parents have the least worries whenever their child is not by their side.
    We made sure to choose from the best developers and use the most advanced technology when we created this app.
    Safes is constantly being updated, so if there are better ways of keeping children safe, we’ll know about it!
    Also, we are always looking forward to hearing from you! If you have a question or need support, we will happily offer you our best services.

  • What makes Safes stand out from other parental control apps?

    Many parental control apps have been created to this day and have worked to some extent. But Safes was developed by parents, for parents. We have studied tirelessly, consulted many parents and asked them about their worries to ensure we have covered all areas regarding online monitoring.
    Children have lots of needs, and it is not easy to keep an eye on them all the time. But with Safes, you can at least be at ease regarding your child’s app and web activities.

  • How can I download the parent app of Safes on my phone?

    If you use an Android device, head to the Google Play store and search for Safes in the search toolbar. If you have a device that runs on iOS, you can get the app in the same manner from App Store.

  • What platforms does Safes support?

    Safes currently runs on Android, iOS, Windows and macOS.

  • Does Safes run on Android devices?

    Yes, and it does so perfectly!
    Just download Safes (for Parent) for Android from the Google Play store, and we’ll tell you what to do next here.

    Note: Our Parent app runs on Android and iOS, but Safes Child runs only on iOS.
    For the Child app, get the iOS version and simply pair your child's device with yours using a QR code or pair code.

  • Does Safes have an iOS app?

    Of course! Our app is there for you to download at App Store.
    After downloading the app, you can click here to see how it works!
    Note: Our Parent app runs on Android and iOS, but Safes for Child runs only on iOS.

  • What should I do if I don’t find my answer in the user guide and FAQs?

    You can go to our Contact page to leave an e-mail. We will get back to you as soon as possible!
    Another way is to contact one of our operators for technical or any other support by using the messenger on your screen's right side.

  • Are me and my children’s private data secure?

    Safes guarantees the 100% security of your and your children’s data.
    We respect your privacy and private data. Sternx Full Disk Encryption encrypts system disks, partitions and entire drives to ensure that everything stored on each iOS or tablet is locked down and secure, protecting you against data loss or theft.

  • Are my paying and credit card information safe?

    Completely. All transactions, including payments, cards, info, etc., are encrypted by AES-256. Also, Safes uses End-to-end encryption to ensure secure communication and prevent third parties from accessing data.

  • Is Safes easy to use?

    Pretty much! Even though it is powered by next-generation technology, Safes is easy to use.
    You are always busy as a parent. Kids constantly engage in one activity or another. That is why Safes was created as a parent and child-friendly app so that it would take a minimum amount of your time.
    However, we understand you might have some questions. Feel free to visit our User Guide page or leave an email here. Our specialists will get back to you in no time!

  • How much does it cost to use Safes?

    You can try Safes for free and start monitoring you kids’ online activities!
    We also have different premium plans, with more advanced features.

  • Can I talk to other parents who also use Safes?

    Yes, you can! There is a community of parents just like you, who worry about online dangers for their kids in our forum.

  • How do I get in touch with other parents using Safes?

    There is a community of parents just like you, who worry about online dangers for their kids. You can share experiences and engage in discussions via Safes community, where you can chat with other parents.

  • How many languages does Safes support?

    Our app and website are in English, German, French, Arabic, Spanish, and Italian.

  • In order to use Safes, do I have to jailbreak/root my child’s phone?

    No. Safes runs perfectly on an Android or iPhone. Our application does not go against and invalidate any warranty or terms of service.

  • Is Safes available outside Germany?

    Yes, you can use Safes everywhere!

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