YouDiligence is web-based and works directly over the
Internet on Facebook and MySpace. There is no complicated
software installation or download necessary on any computer.
Parents can feel comfortable that no matter where, or on
what computer their child is posting material from, when a
keyword match is found, the word, its context and location
are sent to the parent’s email in real time, allowing them
to react to potentially dangerous situations appropriately.
“Millions of families turn to Focus on the Family for
guidance on parenting, and our arrangement with YouDiligence
provides an avenue for many parents to start protecting
their children online, specifically within the social
networking sites,” said Rich Bennett, Vice President at
Focus on the Family.
Recently over 100,000 child predators had their MySpace and
Facebook accounts terminated. Most kids ages 10 and up spend
an average of 20-30 hours per week (mostly unsupervised)
communicating on social networking websites, like MySpace
and Facebook — which control about 90% of the social
networking market for kids. These sites are online hang-outs
where tweens, teens and adults create virtual profiles, post
comments on each others’ pages, trade messages and upload
photos and videos of themselves for anyone to see.
Focus on the Family reaches more than 220 million people in
155 nations, and is a Christian nonprofit organization
dedicated to helping families thrive worldwide. Founded in
1977, Focus on the Family provides practical tools,
spiritual resources and emotional support to families at
every stage of life.
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