Scottsdale, Ariz. - Safe Communication has opened beta registration for
MouseMail.com, a patent-pending online security service that protects children
from vulgar, sexual or bullying emails, text messages and social networking
This free service allows
parents to screen emails and text messages and monitor other online activity
for questionable or objectionable content.
MouseMail.com is a messaging
platform that flags and blocks messages containing offensive, bullying or
sexually-suggestive language before the child receives them, while allowing for
communication with approved contacts. The fully-operational beta phase launched
today with several new services designed to create a safe digital environment
have done great things for our children's education, but they have also made
virtually all kids more vulnerable to cyber-bullying and online predators,"
said former Secretary of Education and Drug Czar William J. Bennett, a senior
advisor to Safe Communications. "We can never do enough to keep our children
safe. The tools MouseMail.com provides alert parents to their children's email,
text messaging and social networking activity without hindering their access to
the benefits of technology."
The Active Email Filtering
and Active Text Filtering services of MouseMail.com will now be available free
for parents. Text messages and emails that contain inappropriate, suggestive or
threatening words or phrases are automatically blocked. Text messages and
emails from unapproved senders will be held for parental screening before being
delivered to a child's device.
The next generation of
technology, to be released later this month, also marks the integration of
several new features that add extra security on top of the filtering services.
Social Website Scanning and Global Scan Technology monitor social networking
sites - including Facebook, Twitter, Myspace and Youtube - as well as blogs and
other websites for questionable content posted on the child's page or written
about them by another user.
According to the company: three
out of four 12- to 17-year-olds own a cell phone; fully 88 percent of teen cell phone users
send text messages, with more than half of all teens sending text messages
daily; and between 20 and 40 percent of children and teens have been
cyber-bullied; at least 15 percent and as many as one in five teens have sent
sexually suggestive photos of themselves to someone else; and three out of four
parents are unsatisfied with the privacy protections offered by social networking
sites, while 79 percent of teenagers think their friends share too much
personal information online.
Separately the company announ ced that CE industry veteran Tom
Campbell has joined their team as a senior advisor-board member.
Campbell, who is internationally recognized as a technology counselor to both the public and private
sectors, has served as White House technology advisor in three administrations
and received the Presidential Distinguished Service Award and special
recognition on the floor of the U.S. Senate.
Over the years, Campbell has
also worked with leading manufacturers in the national launch of a number of
new products, including the compact disc, GPS and DVD Campbell helped
introduced high-definition television and 3D TV to the U.S.