Why did we create a kid-safe messenger app for families? We’re so glad you asked!
Welcome to the screen age
There's no denying it: technology touches almost every part of our lives today. Now more than ever, we're relying on tech to work, learn, connect and unwind. While parents might worry that time spent online is displacing important real-world experiences, screen time is now a major part of growing up.
The technology conundrum
But, despite its prevalence, technology is a contentious topic in a lot of families. Kids and parents are often at odds when it comes to screen time, and the internet and existing platforms were definitely not designed with kids in mind. Unlike television, movies and the other one-way media parents grew up with, technology today gives us access to the world—and gives the world access to us—which isn't ideal for younger, less experienced users.
A new reality for families
Parents can see that playing, learning and socializing today look different than when they grew up, thanks in large part to technology—but it still somehow feels like there's no "right" way to incorporate screens into your kids' lives. All of this makes it difficult for families to find the right technology balance in their homes.
...with limited options for kids
The status quo ideal: social media has superficial features that encourage competition and comparison, putting pressure on users to perform. It's all too common for kids to stumble on inappropriate content or come into contact with strangers. So-called free platforms are costing us our data—and most products push parents at the margins, giving them control over the rules but no real chance to use technology together with their kids.
But what if there was a better way?
All this leaves parents feeling anxious, disempowered, and like they never have the full picture. Children push for more time online, and when parents want to share it with them, they're forced to compromise—trading off their peace of mind and hoping for the best. But if we can give kids trusted technology—something that helps them learn, connect and create in a safe environment, we unlock worlds of potential for them.
A whole new digital world
But at Kinzoo, we believe in a future where parents have the answers they're looking for—and where technology makes life easier for families, not harder. Where digital interactions strengthen real-world relationships, without compromising our privacy. And, where generations can connect seamlessly and where tech companies serve customers instead of advertisers.
Better technology for kids is here
Kinzoo turns screen time into family time. Kids, parents and extended family come together on this single private platform—sharing experiences and making memories that wouldn't otherwise exist. This is a trusted introduction to technology that eases the screen time struggle by giving kids a constructive, skill-building outlet to learn, create, connect. And, it's a way for kids to deepen social relationships with friends, preparing them to respect others, think critically and be good digital citizens when they grow up.
And this is just the beginning
Our founder is a father who was searching for a better option—one that’s designed for kids, made for families and built with parents in mind. With our private, all-in-one messenger, kids can exchange messages, play creative games and learn with fun activities. They can learn, experience the best of tech and safely express themselves on Kinzoo—and you all get to share in the moments that matter most.
Still have questions about screen time?
After founding Kinzoo, CEO and father Sean Herman wrote Screen Captured to share what he's learned—and help other families navigate technology with confidence.