Why does someone under the age of 13 years need parental consent to load the Wearsafe App?

By June 1, 2016

Wearsafe is intended to be used during uncomfortable moments when you just need a friend to check up on you, as well as in serious emergency situations. Therefore, we want to make sure parents are aware of their child’s use of the Wearsafe App. We suggest not including children in responder networks as some situations could be too traumatic for them to handle. But we believe it should be up to the parent to decide if their child is ready for that kind of responsibility.

Wearsafe also recognizes the importance of the privacy of children and of all of its users. The Wearsafe App is designed to comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) which defines how we collect, use, and disclose the personal information we collect from children under thirteen years old as part of our Service. Parents may register for our Services on behalf of themselves and their children, and configure the Services for the safety of their children, via their children’s mobile devices.