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San Diego, CA, United States, 2011/07/27 - Software application monitors family safety through parental control of inappropriate online friends and suspicious activity - CreepSquash.com.
Wait, who just friended your daughter? Announcing a new wave of protection against creeps and cyber bullying is CreepSquash, a newly launched online software application that offers non-intrusive parental control over Face book for children and teenagers.
The free application was developed as a way to monitor suspicious friends, or online activity that may not be appropriate. The silent permission based service sends email alerts to parents through a flagging system, highlighting certain friends who may lack social proof. It monitors email and instant messages for red word flags, and notifies parents when children are tagged in photos, or when they add a new friend. It also allows parents to view profiles of friends, including photos, messages and email alerts based on certain key words when someone uses them in a Face book conversation with your child.
An estimated 93% of teenagers go online, and one in every three has experienced cyber bullying or online sexual harassment, according to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. With photos, videos, and personal details posted in plain sight, such as age, sex, location and other information, parents can ease their worries with CreepSquash.
The founder, Kevin Potter, is a father of five kids who live online. His idea for CreepSquash came from a growing concern over how much time his children spend on Face book and how each of them potentially interact with people they meet online. With more than 600 million current users (facebook.com) from around the world and no real parental control, the social site is a perfect place for creeps. “The purpose is to monitor activities that appear suspicious and to protect my family against possible dangers that may be lurking in this online world,” said Potter. He wanted the application to be simple but effective. With options that alert parents when a child adds a new friend, an email is sent with profile information and access to photos. The product was designed with simplicity in mind.
“Creepsquash follows a Freemium model where deep value is in the free service, with an upgraded version which includes a low annual fee to add a higher level of protection around your child,” said Potter. “The web demands simplicity in ease of use and free value and we have developed the service with that in mind. Creepsquash is designed for parents as one of the biggest impact free services available.”
Creepsquash (creepsquash.com) is a free service is built on the premise that children should have a sense of personal privacy. It is only in the event that certain words are triggered in conversation that CreepSquash intervenes. Some examples are emails or instant messages including keywords about sex, drugs, bully threats or requests to meet in person. The application is designed to alert parents through email transcripts, informing them of any suspicious activity. Creep Squash is a simple two step application to create a non-invasive but incredibly effective protection that allows children to socialize and engage within the Facebook world. As it is exception based, the child maintains a level of privacy that they value.