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Safe Signs 70K For Anti-Bullying SW


Safe Communication,
which opened beta registration for

a patent-pending online security service that protects
children from vulgar, sexual or bullying emails,
text messages and social-networking interactions,
reported that more than 70,000 consumers have
signed up in its first week.

This free service allows parents to screen emails
and text messages and monitor other online activity
for questionable or objectionable content.

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 company reports that in addition to an app
for Android phones, it has applied and approval is
pending for an Apple app. Safe is in discussion with
manufacturers to embed the software in PCs and
smartphones for free, since it is an ad-supported

Former Secretary of Education and Drug Czar
William J. Bennett, a senior advisor to Safe Communications,
said, “The tools

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

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.

Separately, 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.