In a significant stride toward promoting safe and interactive learning, Pinwheel has joined with ChatGPT to launch the first child-safe AI chat app (powered by ChatGPT) that also incorporates parental monitoring. The new PinwheelGPT app is available on any mobile device (including Pinwheel phones) or desktop browser.
The app is tailored for children between seven and 12 years-old. This app assures age-appropriate content filtering and gives parents a supervisory edge by retaining deleted chat histories.
“With PinwheelGPT we’ve created a fun and educational way for today’s kids to get in on the exciting power and potential of ChatGPT and accessing information on the internet but with safe, age-appropriate guardrails,” says Pinwheel CEO and Founder Dane Witbeck. “Not only can kids participate in the AI tech that’s quickly transforming our world, but parents can be actively engaged in the conversation by viewing – and stepping in when or where it feels right – to provide guidance or clarification. We believe kids should be part of the AI revolution by learning how to use the technology responsibly and our app helps them do that.”
The app offers 20 chat sessions for free, and parents can also choose from affordable monthly or yearly unlimited plans. The premium version delivers unlimited responses for $19.99/month or $79.99/year.
I'm currently testing the app's effectiveness with my fourth-grade niece, and will post a detailed review soon.