Created by the American Red Cross, the app is meant for children aged seven and 11.

From fires to tornadoes, flooding, earthquakes and tsunamis, it teaches children how to prepare for the worst.

The monsters in the app teach children to tackle situations and help ensure that in an adverse situation, it will be second nature to pick up the right things and take steps to save themselves and the family.

Monster Guard is free to download in Apple's App Store and the Google Play Store. It is a large file and needs the iPhone 5 or Android version 3.1 or later.

The app is sponsored by Disney.