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June 15, 2010

New tools to monitor bullying, predators on Facebook

With the news of bullying still fresh on the minds of Marylanders, I thought I might pass along this article to you about new computer programs that help parents monitor bullies and predators on Facebook.

The programs GoGoStat Parental Guidance and Social Shield, are free Facebook apps that allow parents to monitor and set rules for their childrens' use of certain features of Facebook.

Parents can use the program to send alerts about abusive postings and potentially inappropriate contacts originating from a certain geographic range or from potentially questionable online acquaintances.

Have any of you tried out these programs? Do you have any other programs to recommend?

Posted by John-John Williams IV at 5:41 PM | | Comments (4)
Categories: Parents


Check out It scans your kid's Facebook, MySpace and Twitter pages, sending email alerts to parents when inappropriate content is posted on your kid's account.

I would recommend
SafetyWeb doesn't require you to download or install anything on your computer. It doesn't just watch what your child does on one computer, it scans the web for all public info about your child and keeps you informed, instantly alerting you to changes or dangers. There is also a free iPhone app for service subscribers so children's online safety can be monitored even when you're mobile.

SocialShield doesn't require any software downloads or installations and scans the entire web (more than 50 networks) for both public, semi-private and private info so you can get the most comprehensive look at what your children are doing online. Just an fyi - might want to check it out!

It's a very interesting and modern note, thanks for the article I really liked your blog.

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