Too often we hear complaints from parents that they want to keep a closer eye on their child’s digital world, but they don’t know half of what is being said.
Arlington, VA (PRWEB) March 05, 2013
uKnow.com, Inc., the leading provider of parental intelligence systems, announced earlier this month that it has updated and made public an online service called uKnowLingo. uKnowLingo is a text-lingo and slang translation engine and dictionary designed to educate parents about what kids are really saying online and on the mobile phone. This vast library of over 10,000 terms is a supplement to a feature within the product (uKnowKids™) dashboard that can identify and alert a parent if their child is engaging in risky behavior online. Through uKnowLingo, parents can search for a term they do not know, sign up to receive a ‘word of the day’ via email, or browse the huge database of terms. This newest service addition allows parents to understand and comprehend what their child is saying and take action if he or she is involved in inappropriate behavior.
“We are pleased to offer a free text lingo and slang translation search engine,” said Tim Woda, co-founder and SVP of uKnow.com. “Too often we hear complaints from parents that they want to keep a closer eye on their child’s digital world, but they don’t know half of what is being said. Now, parents can turn to uKnowLingo, or use our product uKnowKids, to solve this dangerous problem.”
And Tim knows this problem all too well. His own son was targeted and stalked by an online predator that used acronyms to communicate with his victims. Thankfully, the predator was captured before his son was harmed, but the experience made Tim rethink how parents monitor their children online. Thus, the concept for uKnow.com was born. The mission: Make technology safer for kids and less intimidating for parents.
Contact Callie at charris(at)uknow(dot)com to speak with Tim about uKnow.com, uKnowLingo, or learn more about his story.
Headquartered in Arlington, VA, uKnow.com makes parenting easier and keeps kids safer online and on the mobile phone along with powering the world's leading Parental Intelligence Systems including uKnowKids.com, MySocialScout.net, KidSafe.me, SafeCyberKids.com, SocialFirefly.com, aBeanstalk.com, among others. For more information visit http://www.uknow.com.