The Hollie Guard app is something that all teenagers should have on their phones 1 week ago

The Hollie Guard app is something that all teenagers should have on their phones

Have you heard about this?

My kids aren't old enough to have phones yet but the day will come when they are.

I got my first mobile phone when I started secondary school. It was also around the time I became more independent and spent less time at home.

These years can be worrying for parents. We want to allow our children to grow up and have fun with their friends but we also want to keep them safe.

If you have a teenager at home there is an app that can help us to keep them from harm and it's one that every teen should have on their phone.

The Hollie Guard is an app that automatically sends your location and audio/video evidence to your designated contacts if you feel like you are in danger.

There are three alert settings including personal alert, stealth alert and deterrent alert.

The personal alert is a generic alarm profile that can be customised with the picture of your choice. A second shake will produce a flashing light and high-pitched beep to draw attention to the situation.

Stealth Alert lets you secretly and silently raise an alert, which is perfect for situations where you don’t want anyone to know that an alert has been raised.

On the other hand the deterrent alert makes it very obvious to anyone looking at the phone that an alert has been raised and that your location, along with evidence, has been uploaded. A second shake will produce a flashing light and high-pitched beep to draw attention to the situation.

While designed with everyone in mind many parents have taken to using the Hollie Guard app in a bid to keep their children safe.

I can across the app recently when I saw it shared in a parenting group and I think that it's a brilliant idea.

If you would like to download it to your child's phone you can find it for free in your phone's app store.