COSTA MESA, Calif., (July 1, 2014) – TeenSafe, creator of an iPhone and Android phone monitoring software, announced today its commitment to being one of the most effective tools available for keeping children from becoming victims of cyberbullying. TeenSafe provides parents the ability to see the text messages and social media activity being sent and received by their children to ensure they are not suffering from the constant harassment of cyberbullies. A recent increase of smartphone use by children as young as eight has dramatically increased the frequency of cyberbullying and other harassing behavior across all age groups. TeenSafe provides parents a virtual window into their child’s digital world by providing convenient access to all their mobile phone activities. This information can be used by parents to create dialog with their children, helping open lines of communication and stop cyberbullying. TeenSafe is very easy to set up and is the first iPhone monitoring solution that does not require any modifications to the device.
“One of TeenSafe’s highest priorities is to prevent cyberbullying and the devastating effects of harassing behavior among teens. Kids today are so closely tied to their mobile devices, we feel it is more important than ever to really understand what is being said so we can help guide and teach them through these challenging situations,” said Ameeta Jain, co-founder of TeenSafe. “Our children are our most precious assets and protecting them from harm is why we created TeenSafe. We want to provide a service for parents that gives them the peace of mind they need to safely raise their kids in the digital age. Cyberbullying is a difficult topic for parents to discuss with their children, so TeenSafe gives them the ability to observe their children’s struggles and step in when appropriate, teaching them self-worth and how to cope with peer pressure.”
Currently, over 75 percent of teens in the United States have smartphones and according to BullyingStatistics.org, half of all students admit to have been cyberbullied. Of that half, only 1 in 10 informed an adult about the incident. Cyberbullying can lead to low self-esteem, poor academic performance, lack of motivation, depression and suicide. Parents using TeenSafe have the ability to see this type of harassment first-hand and are able to immediately take appropriate actions. TeenSafe always encourages open communication between parents and their children.
Founded in 2011 and based in Costa Mesa, Calif., TeenSafe developed the world’s first iPhone monitoring solution that works without modifying your child’s phone, allowing parents to monitor their children’s text messages, location, web browsing history, contacts and call logs. Over 250,000 parents have signed up for TeenSafe since inception and their web-based software solution provides parents easy and secure access to their children’s social interactions via an online TeenSafe account. TeenSafe has created a parental advice blog calledTeenology.com which gives tips, guidelines and personal testimonials in order to support and help parents of teens in today’s technology-filled world. For more information about TeenSafe, please visit www.teensafe.com. Like TeenSafe on Facebook.com/teensafe and follow them on twitter.com/TeenSafeCom .