Monday, March 16, 2009

"You Diligence: Responsible Social Networking" helps parents track by site rather than by computer


A service called “You Diligence: Responsible Social Networking” (link) is available to parents. It sends email alerts to parents when certain objectionable keywords appear on the child’s Myspace or Facebook page. The alerts also supply a context in which the words appear, since words by themselves are often “meaningless.” It’s important that the tracking is by site, and not by specific computer or even device (such as cell phone).

The Washington Times story on March 15, 2009 is by Gabriella Boston and is called “Internet service lets parents eye child’s circle of friends”, link here.

It would be interesting to see if the service extends to other areas, like blogging services, and can connect up with content labels.

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