New Facebook App Developed to Protect Kids from Online Predators—Introducing RedFlag™

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Free app offers parents a powerful, non-invasive tool to protect their children online.

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I truly believe that RedFlag is for social networks what anti-virus software is for the PC—with a core focus on protecting users from dangerous threats.

RedFlag Software, Inc. today announced the launch of its new app designed to protect children from online predators on Facebook—RedFlag. A web-based application that works as a plug-in to Facebook, RedFlag uses advanced patent-pending technology and proprietary algorithms to analyze a child’s “friends” and flag high-risk, suspicious profiles. Parents receive regular email updates to keep them apprised of questionable activity and help ensure the safety of their children within the social media space.

RedFlag’s co-founder, Jonathan Weisz, began developing the product after one of his own children fell victim to a predator’s scam. “Online predators are a lot closer than you may think,” stated Weisz. “When I discovered that one of my son’s had been targeted by an Internet predator poising as a 14-year-old girl, I knew something had to be done to protect my kids and other children as well.”

RedFlag offers a concise analysis of a child’s “friend” population displayed within an easy-to-read dashboard. This enables parents to make informed decisions about potentially high-risk friends. With the average teenager’s friend base in the hundreds, this would be a near impossible task to perform without a parental control app like RedFlag.

“Every parent wants to protect their child. In cyberspace that becomes more difficult without the proper tools. I truly believe that RedFlag is for social networks what anti-virus software is for the PC—with a core focus on protecting users from dangerous threats,” stated Weisz.

After a child’s friends have been scanned, RedFlag assigns a unique risk score to each. Parents can then review this information and ascertain friends with the highest risk potential. Parents can also create their own “safe” and “restricted” lists for friends they already know and send feedback requests to their children in reference to unfamiliar friends. Weekly email updates to parents keep them informed on changes in information, new Facebook friends, or updates on friends with whom their child is communicating the most—whether through private messages or wall posts.

About RedFlag Software, Inc.
RedFlag Software, Inc. offers parents a powerful product to help keep children safe within the social media space. Company co-founders Jonathan Weisz and Eric Pulaski launched RedFlag for Facebook with the vision of developing a best-of-breed parental monitoring app to protect children from the growing problem of online predators. The RedFlag app works as a plug-in for Facebook that alerts parents when their child is exposed to risky "friends." RedFlag scans a child’s database of Facebook friends using proprietary algorithms that identify suspicious characteristics. RedFlag was developed by a seasoned team of industry experts with more than 20 years of start-up, VC-backed, and public company experience in the software and consumer product spaces. For more information, visit RedFlag.com.

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