At the end of August I signed up for a program called TrueCare. I received a free 30 day trial because I'm a BzzAgent and am reviewing TrueCare, in return. TrueCare is a social network monitoring service. Here is some information about what they do: "TrueCare was created to help parents safeguard their children from cyber bullying, sexual predators and other threats that can harm children's social, academic and professional futures.
Unlike other monitoring services, TrueCare makes everything easy, from setup to monitoring. There's no need to install any software, and you can quickly add multiple kids to your account. They even provide resources to help talk with your children to maximize safety while minimizing the eye rolls and slammed doors.
TrueCare uses a customizable database of over 500 keywords that could be related to potential dangers, such as drugs, sex, depression, bullying and more. So you only get relevant e-mail alerts, without having to wade through the harmless posts. And TrueCare's monitoring service works no matter where your children are accessing their social networks, even from a cell phone.
Plus, TrueCare provides several other helpful and convenient features. With just a click, you can get results of public records for people connected to your children's online profiles. You even have access to a dictionary of common slang and abbreviations, like "POS" (Parent Over Shoulder) and "A/S/L" (Age/Sex/Location)."
I have this set up to monitor my 14 year old son's Facebook account. Luckily, I haven't received any alerts yet, so that shows me my son is not saying/doing anything he shouldn't and neither are any of his friends. So, that's very reassuring.
Through this campaign, TrueCare is offering you a 60-day free subscription. All you have to do is click on this link and sign up: http://www.truecare.net/bzzagent.htm. If you can't click on it(because I'm not so good at adding a link), please just cut and paste it into a new tab, thanks. If you do, please let me know and let me know what you think.
Also, have any of you ever tried this before? If so, what do you think?
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