News reporter Doug Dunbar told of two different Texas teenagers that were cyberbullied through text messages. The good news was that the parents of both families immediately received a danger alert to their emails and phones because they were signed up for WebSafety’s CellSafety services.
According to its Web site, WebSafety has a database of 4,000 words and phrases that indicate a child is in danger. When these key words appear on the child’s phone, the company notifies parents. In this way the perils of sexting, pedophiles, cyber-bullying, suicide or gun talk can more easily be avoided.
Beyond the dangers of inappropriate content, CellSafety can also take away the danger of texting while driving. The software can shut down your child’s phone if the car they are driving exceeds 10 miles per hour.
In light of the recent death of Phoebe Prince—a death reportedly caused by excessive cyberbullying—some have asked if there is anything or anybody that could have saved her life. Certainly, technologies like CellSafety could only have helped prevent the tragedy.
Kudos to WebSafety of Irvine, Texas, for fighting back against cyberbullies with innovative technology.
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