Parents clearly recognize the value of the app in helping them monitor their children’s activity online and better protect them from scammers.
Houston, TX (PRWEB) September 28, 2012
RedFlag Software, Inc., developers of RedFlag, the free Facebook app designed to protect children from online predators, today announced a major milestone—reaching 200 in user registrations. Used 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.
“We are very excited to have hit 200 users in such a short period of time,” stated Jonathan Weisz, RedFlag co-founder. “Parents clearly recognize the value of the app in helping them monitor their children’s activity online and better protect them from scammers. RedFlag is both easy to use and is designed to be non-invasive, satisfying the needs of both parents and their kids. We envision our user base growing rapidly over the next year.”
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 application like RedFlag.
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.”
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.