By the time the new school year begins in January, most parents are chomping at the bit to get their little ones dressed and through the gates. Summer holidays and all the family bonding time that comes with the South African December break is wonderful. However, you’re not alone if you relish quiet mornings at home or office, without the constant panic that you’ve not applied sun cream.
Sadly, the thrill of sharing some of your parenting time with a teacher is dampened by the unending admin involved in heading back into the school term. Uniforms, textbooks, extra-curricular schedules, lifting schedules and the inevitable bake sale means that you’re never without school-related admin. To quote a famous advertising slogan, “There’s an app for that”, and we’ve listed our top four below.
Karri is an app that allows parents to make safe, quick and convenient payments to their schools. So far, they’ve helped over 700 South African schools and community organisations transact via secure, trackable online transfers. Thereby eliminating the risks of keeping cash on school premises.
The app is available for download on both the iStore and Google Play Store. Registering an account takes less than a minute. Handy reminders on the platform mean that you’ll never miss a bake sale, civvies day, fundraiser or school outing again!
Kaspersky Safe Kids
Kaspersky Safe Kids is an advanced parental control app that helps you protect your kids. Take control of your child’s online exploration by managing screen time, blocking adult content and monitoring what they’re viewing on the Internet. The app works across all your devices to make sure your family isn’t exposed to harmful or inappropriate content. https://www.kaspersky.co.za/safe-kids
LocTransie is a mobile application designed to make it easy for parents to both locate and monitor their child’s whereabouts. It enables parents to find their child and their school transport at any given moment during their school transport route, through SMS notifications. The monitoring of the school transport improves child safety. This provides parents with the assurance that children are safely and timeously picked up and dropped off. http://www.loctransie.co.za/
Cozi Family Organizer
Cozi Family Organizer is a free app and offers a surprisingly simple way to manage everyday family life. It comes with a shared calendar, reminders, grocery lists and more. In fact, Cozi is a three-time Mom’s Choice Award Winner. The app is available from any mobile device or computer. https://www.cozi.com/
Also have a look at this article: 5 Hacks To Better Manage Parental Admin Load