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Surrendering Your Phone is Safe with Kids Corner Windows Phone

Surrendering Your Phone is Safe with Kids Corner Windows Phone

Kids do the darndest things! Let them have your cell phone to play a game, or when they swipe your cell phone without permission, and anything is possible! They may call your ex-boyfriend/girlfriend/spouse, place an International call, text random characters to a stranger, or make purchases that you don’t need and definitely can’t afford.

My daughter once downloaded a Ludacris album to my husband’s cell phone. When he noticed the charge on our bill, I couldn’t stop laughing, when he asked, “Who is Ludacris? Babe, did you download a virus to my phone?”

He didn’t really find the humor in it, when I explained that apparently our daughter had downloaded it while playing with “Daddy’s phone.” But when he called Verizon to see if he could get the charges adjusted, I was hysterical again. You see my husband is a country music fan through and through and thinks FloRida is a roller coaster. So they were explaining to him that it was a music download and he was telling them if its not George Strait, Garth Brooks or Carrie Underwood, then  he’d never heard of them and it must be a mistake. I was almost in tears, I was laughing so hard. 

Since then, and after my son dropped my cell phone and the screen shattered, we’ve really tried to discourage the kids from using our phones. (translation we hide our phones from the kids) There are a few problems with that approach:

  1. my kids can find anything I hide, even when I can’t;
  2. they are less familiar with technology than other kids their age;
  3. they’re missing out on educational apps that also provide a great distraction during long waits at the doctor’s office or long road trips.

Surrendering Your Phone is Safe with Kids Corner Windows Phone

When I discovered my new Windows Phone 8X by HTC has a space just for kids known asKids Corner, I was “Happy, Happy Happy.” Other than worrying about my son launching my phone across the room, I can relax knowing they won’t be buying or accessing anything inappropriate.  My 2.5 year old son enjoys watching “Thomas” and Mickey Mouse Videos. My daughter is all about the games and spends time playing First Words and Kids Memory Match.

Kids Corner

I can sit back and relax while the kids play, knowing they can’t change my settings, make any calls, send a text, or buy anything!

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52 Comments

  1. Melissa S.
    March 13, 2013 at 3:36 pm — Reply

    This is such a great idea!

  2. March 13, 2013 at 9:12 am — Reply

    That’s a great feature!

  3. March 12, 2013 at 6:47 am — Reply

    That sounds like a great solution in preventing many “kid mistakes” while playing on your phone!

  4. March 11, 2013 at 8:51 pm — Reply

    Kids Corner for Windows Phone is such an awesome concept! I have an iPhone and wish they’d do the same thing. I’m tired of 3yo tweeting things to my followers. lol

  5. March 11, 2013 at 5:11 pm — Reply

    This phone sounds very nice.

  6. Samantha D.
    March 9, 2013 at 2:18 pm — Reply

    Haha, I love the husband story. I’d be laughing my butt off too if I was too. It reminded me of an article about an 8-year-old who racked up $1,400 in Smurfs Village purchases on her parents’ iPad because the smurf berries to advance in the game needed real money instead of points. I’m not a big fan of kids having or playing with phones/ipads/ etc.. but if someone decides to I think this is a good idea. Looks pretty easy to use, and I like the design of it to. Nice big pictures, very direct so the kids won’t cant wander into something they are not supposed to.

    • March 11, 2013 at 7:59 am — Reply

      We would have a heart attack if our kids racked up $1400 in charges. So glad for Kids Corner, otherwise they’d never hold our phone.

  7. Lily Kwan
    March 8, 2013 at 3:43 pm — Reply

    This phone sounds very nice. Thanks for sharing!

  8. March 8, 2013 at 1:03 pm — Reply

    Very cool feature!!

  9. March 7, 2013 at 5:04 pm — Reply

    I was actually just discussing the Windows phone with my husband because after seeing all the adverts on it I love the idea of having a kid safe mode. I also keep my kiddos off my phone and am the only family member without games downloaded. I would love to let them read stories or other activities but it is too important that I don’t have a phone mishap like this.

  10. March 7, 2013 at 12:23 pm — Reply

    VERY GOOD STORY I ENJOYED READING IT-THANKS

  11. March 7, 2013 at 10:24 am — Reply

    What a cool feature!

  12. March 7, 2013 at 9:08 am — Reply

    This is such a cool feature to have!

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