OffenderWatch App

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About this app

Keep Your Child Safer Online and at Home

Sexual predators targeting children online is a scary reality. The OffenderWatch family safety app helps parents protect their children from the unthinkable. Family location sharing allows parents to track their children on a map and see if registered sex offenders live nearby. Parents can also search for registered sex offenders by name or address, see the photo and details about an offender, submit-a-tip about the offender, contact local law enforcement, and get an alert should a registered sex offender move in nearby. The OffenderWatch app includes friendly advice and articles about protecting your child at home and online.

Unlike other apps, OffenderWatch has partnered with law enforcement to bring the most complete and correct data on registered sex offenders available. Parents subscribe to receive alerts should their child get contacted by a registered sex offender by text, phone call, or email. Parents also receive location alerts should their child linger near a registered sex offender’s home.

A Protect Plus subscription is just $9.99 per year and covers the entire family.

How the OffenderWatch monitoring Works

1 Monitor Your Child’s Device
The OffenderWatch app monitors who calls, emails, or messages your child, and tracks the location on of child’s iPhone—working silently in the background and not interfering with the phone’s use.

2 Check Against Sex Offender Data
We use the most accurate data available. It is provided directly by the law enforcement agencies who manage registered sex offenders. The app checks to see if a registered sex offender is attempting to contact your child or if your child is lingering near an offender’s address.

3 Alert Parents, Offer Assistance
Parents get alerted if a registered offender contacts your child. Ask your child about the communication and talk to them about online safety with people they don’t know in real life. If the contact seems inappropriate or troubling, it is easy to contact law enforcement from the app. Your local law enforcement may then initiate an investigation.

Terms of use:
Updated on
Apr 12, 2024

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
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This app may collect these data types
Personal info
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

214 reviews
Vinny Hughes
November 24, 2023
The app is very limited in access. Cannot customize the ring associated with my location to broaden. Was not able to select work addresses, as it appears the app defaults to home address. To view other areas of our small city, I have to leave the app and find an address in google to use it in the search function of the app. The DCI website is quirky too, but allows alot more map customization.
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November 27, 2023
Thanks for your feedback. We’d like to know the details of the problem you mentioned. Please send the details or screenshot to We'll pass it along to our development team and see if there is any way we can improve it.
Lee Nelson
September 25, 2020
Their website spins you in circles pushing you towards their "free app" and then of course when you download it they ask for your credit information so they can bill you for a service you know absolutely nothing about. Didn't list anything about a subscription from what I read on the website and I can't stand companies that rely on manipulation tactics to sell product. Usually when they do that it's because the product can't sell itself.
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April 6, 2021
Oh no! We sincerely apologize for the troubles you've had with the app. We'd be happy to take a look into this for you, please contact us at Thank you.