On Sunday, August 1, Pinwheel, a company that creates healthy smartphones for kids, is hosting an interactive, hands-on display. Everyone is invited to enjoy free Kona Ice while they experience how Pinwheel works. Bark, a third-party app that monitors communication and alerts parents if it detects red flag behavior in tone and language, will also be on-site to show how their app works with Pinwheel.
At the pop-up, parents and kids can explore how Pinwheel phones are designed with no web browser or social media, and provide limited apps that promote wellness in children.
Supported by a board of licensed therapists, Pinwheel functions as a tool by allowing kids to contact their safelist through texting and calling, and access apps. for music, spirituality, fitness and more. The caregiver portal allows parents to adjust permissions based on their values, the time of day and the type of day (like a school day versus the weekend) through their tablet, laptop, or the Pinwheel Caregiver app found in the Google Play Store.