Since Facebook doesn’t require a credit card to register, there really is little that can be done to protect children on Facebook
Orlando, FL (PRWEB) June 20, 2011
Do you really know the background of all of your Facebook friends? Are they criminals or possibly even registered sexual predators? We all use anti-virus software to protect ourselves, but shouldn’t we also be screening online Facebook friends to protect our private information from getting in the wrong hands?
There are too many ways that information you share can place you and your family at risk. There are also very disturbing findings about children and Facebook. Of the 20 million minors who actively used Facebook in the last year, 7.5 million, or more than one third, were younger than 13 and not even supposed to be using the site. Consumer Reports, June 2011, also says that one million children were harassed, threatened or subjected to other forms of cyber-bullying on Facebook in the past year.
HD Publishing Group, America’s first online people search, has launch FriendChecker, the missing piece in social networking. Anti-virus software protects against the unknown threat, and FriendChecker provides the equivalent solution for social networking. FriendChecker regularly compares your friend list with millions of criminal and sexual predator records.
Jerry M. Klein, CEO of HD Publishing Group said,”We have developed a unique patent-pending, totally anonymous process that solves the problem, and no one will know you are checking. FriendChecker notifies the user if a friend is a match with known criminals or sexual predators and provides additional background details on demand. The automated process is a simple two-click implementation and conducts continued surveillance of the user’s friends in the background, similar to anti-virus software. Just think how easy it is for someone to translate your personal information, like your pet’s name or first elementary school, into the keys that unlock your bank account.”
Since Facebook doesn’t require a credit card to register, there really is little that can be done to protect children on Facebook. FriendChecker fills that need and provides parental control notification if there is a match with a potential threat.