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How to communicate with and track your kids without a smartphone

Posted at 1:56 PM, Apr 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-29 15:56:49-04

All parents worry about their child's safety when they are physically apart, but do you have to give them a smartphone just to communicate with them, and use GPS, just in case? Sarah Kimmel, digital parenting coach and family tech expert, shared her top picks for smartphone alternatives, that keep you in communication without the risks that come when a child has access to a smartphone.

• Gizmo Watch
• RelayGo
• Gabb Wireless
• FlipPhone

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Sarah Kimmel is a digital parenting coach and family tech expert. She has spent the last 16 years of her career as a Microsoft Certified IT Manager supporting over 100 small businesses. During that time, she started Family Tech LLC to help families understand and manage the technology in their home and has been invited all over the world from tech companies like Lenovo, Verizon, Microsoft, Dell, and Samsung.