YouDiligence Helps Parents Protect Kids from Online Predators and Cyber-Bullies on MySpace & Facebook
Contact: Kevin Long, YouDiligence(TM), 765-586-9233
MONTPELIER, Vermont, Mar. 13 /Christian Newswire/ -- YouDiligence(TM) gives parents the power to be proactive in protecting their children from online predators and cyber-bullies. YouDiligence scans children's MySpace and Facebook pages for inappropriate content and then automatically alerts parents by email.
"Recently 95,600 child predators had their MySpace and Facebook accounts terminated by the companies. This should serve as a wake-up call to parents. It highlights that innocent children are being exposed, stalked and bullied on social networking sites. Now parents can turn to YouDiligence, a service that allows parents the peace of mind knowing they are doing everything they can to protect their children, while still allowing them to use the internet safely," said Kevin Long, president of YouDiligence.
Most kids ages 10 and up spend an average of 20-30 hours per week communicating on social networking websites, like MySpace and Facebook, which control about 93% of the social networking market for kids. These sites are online hang-outs where tweens, teens and adults create virtual profiles, post comments on each others' pages, trade messages and upload photos and videos of themselves for anyone to see.
"Even computer-savvy parents can find it difficult to keep up with a child's activities on these sites. However, YouDiligence is easy to use, affordable ($9.99/month) and automatically scans a child's social networking profiles for inappropriate content and immediately notifies parents by email when it finds matches to those words," added Long.
YouDiligence works directly over the internet on Facebook and MySpace, so there is no complicated software installation on individual computers. Parents can feel comfortable that no matter where, or on what computer their child is posting material from, when a match is found, the term, the context and location are sent to the parent's email in real-time, allowing them to react to potentially dangerous situations appropriately.
YouDiligence also offers organizations like churches and schools the chance to earn 10% of each subscription sold to the parents in their groups as a no-cost fund raising opportunity. "We want to support the organizations that parents and children participate in, and this is a way we can help those groups survive the economic downturn, and provide a much-needed service that helps parents protect kids all at the same time, a win-win," said Long.