5 apps to keep your family safe and healthy

As a parent, your top priority is always your family’s health and well-being. Fortunately, there are lots of ways you can optimise your family’s safety and security. 

In today’s digital landscape, you have an array of tools to improve family life at your fingertips, so be sure to make the most of them. To enhance your well-being today, take a look at these 5 apps that will help to keep your family safe and healthy.

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If you’re using cameras to keep your property secure, you’ll want an app that allows you to watch footage from any location and Ivideon does just that. However, it doesn’t stop there. You can also record audio and play it back from your mobile device, so it’s easy to see and hear exactly what’s going on outside your home.

In addition to this, Ivideon also allows you to store data on the cloud, so you can keep video and/or audio recordings if you choose to. Available on both Android and OS, Ivideon is compatible with a vast array of hardware, which makes it a good option if you’re using a range of equipment to keep your home secure.


Whether you’re an amazing home chef or you struggle to boil water, there’s a good chance you spend a considerable amount of time worrying about what your kids are eating. Fortunately, the Tasty app makes it easy to create delicious, healthy meals.

Free to download and available on iOS and Android, Tasty features over 4000 recipes and offers step-by-step instructions. You can bookmark your favourites in your own virtual ‘cookbook’ and share tips with other users across various platforms too.

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Family Orbit

When it comes to online safety, it’s good to be prepared. The Family Orbit app allows you to monitor your kid’s internet usage, set parental controls and even features tools to retrieve deleted text messages on iPhone. Monitoring features allow you to keep track of who, what and when your kids are interacting with other people via text messages, WhatsApp, video calls and you can even scan photos to flag any inappropriate content.

In addition to this, Family Orbit helps you to keep track of where your kids are, physically as well as virtually. You can use a real-time GPS tracker to locate your kid’s phone and even set up a mobile GeoFence and receive alerts if your child leaves a pre-designated area. Available on Android and iOS, you can take advantage of a free seven-day trial to see just how effective the Family Orbit app is.


Hailed as the number one app for sleep and meditation, Calm is a fantastic way to promote peace and tranquillity in your home. Used by adults, teens and kids alike, it features relaxation tracks, guided meditation and even sleep stories to help you get an early night. With dedicated features designed for youngsters, you can introduce your kids to meditation at an early age and help them to prioritise their emotional well-being at any time.

Bedtime is a tricky time in millions of households, but the Calm app can help you to implement a relaxed and peaceful nightly routine, no matter how old your kids are. You can try Calm via a free trial on both Android and iOS, although you will need to pay for a premium membership if you want to keep using it. 

British Red Cross Baby and Child First Aid

Knowing how to respond to an emergency is essential when you’re a parent, grandparent or anyone looking after a child. With the British Red Cross Baby and Child First Aid app, you can ensure you’ve got access to a great range of knowledge at any time.

Most importantly, the app gives you the chance to learn important First Aid info ahead of time, so you’ll be able to spot an emergency and take action as quickly as possible. From written content to video clips and animations, there are numerous ways to learn. You can even test yourself with quizzes to ensure you’ve got all the knowledge you need. Available free of charge on both Android and iOS, it’s an app that every parent should have.

Digital health and safety for the whole family

With millions of apps to choose from, it can be tricky to know which ones offer the best value and content. However, reviews and ratings give you a good indication of how helpful an app is. Of course, you can download, install and delete in seconds, so it’s easy to try a wide range of apps to find the perfect digital accompaniments for your family.

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