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Net Nanny Social monitors, protects kids' online presence

Published: Wednesday, April 24 2013 12:18 p.m. MDT

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SALT LAKE CITY — Protecting children online has become a little easier with the launch of the Net Nanny Social.

Created by ContentWatch, the Net Nanny Social is a cloud-based monitoring system with an alerts dashboard that allows parents to monitor the social media networks their children participate in.

The Net Nanny Social supports monitoring on Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Flickr, Pinterest, Photobucket, Pandora, Orkut and MySpace. It monitors activities that include children's online friends, cyber bulling, sexual predators, privacy concerns, and reputation-damaging pictures or videos.

"Social networks are now an intricate part of our kids' lifestyle and culture," said Russ Warner, CEO of Content Watch and Net Nanny. "It is imperative parents take an active role in protecting them from the dangers of online risks. Net Nanny Social provides the online eyes-and-ears to not only protect children from danger, but to allow them to safely use social media."

The Net Nanny Social is a web-based, easy-to-use dashboard that can monitor social media sites regardless of the device the sites are accessed on or the type of Internet is used (3G/4G, Wi-Fi, home network, or hotspot).

The Net Nanny Social includes the following features:

Access to photos and videos — allows parents to view photos and videos posted by their children and those taken of their children and posted by others.

Language detection — used to identify online threats such as cyber bullying, cyber stalking or grooming. Monitors content for harmful language and notify parents.

Alert notifications — notifications are sent to parent via email or text message when harmful or inappropriate activities are detected.

Activity reports — daily or weekly reports provide details and charts representing levels of inappropriate or threatening contact and communications with their children.

Intuitive dashboard and reports — organizes all monitored content in a single, easy-to-use dashboard where parents can see all information from any browser.

Resources for parents — provides useful resources such as a glossary of terms and acronyms commonly used by kids on social networks.

The Net Nanny Social is available on www.netnannysocial.com. It has an annual family license of $19.99. Because it is hosted online, the system requires no setup. Once the annual license is purchased, parents access the interface to add email addresses or social account information of their children and begin monitoring activity from the dashboard using any Web browser.

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