Something all parents want to do is keep our kids safe from cyberbullying, sexting and inappropriate messages which is very difficult. There are a lot of things we can do, but we all need something else.
Soon there will be a program called MouseMail that can filter messages on your kids smartphones. Most kids will not be happy about it, but when are they when we as parents try to protect them from others and themselves.
MouseMail’s free Web-based e-mail features will be available Thursday at MouseMail.com; the free text message filtering applications will launch that day on most major smartphones, with Apple iPhone expected to add the app soon. Later this month, a premium service will be added (no price set) that monitors social networks and lets parents look for mentions of their kids’ names.
HOW IT ALL WORKS:
• Parents add children’s e-mail accounts into the family profile page on MouseMail.com’s portal.
• MouseMail checks each e-mail against a list of approved contacts and a dictionary of suspicious or inappropriate words.
• E-mails that do not include suspicious words or phrases and are sent from approved e-mail contacts pass on to the child’s e-mail account. on Google, Yahoo or other e-mail sites. Questionable e-mails are sent to parents.
• Parents download an app to a child’s smartphone and set up the program so that they are forwarded questionable text messages. Parents can get alerts about e-mail and text messages online or on their own cellphones