MESA, Ariz. (PRWEB) November 11, 2020
In October 2020, Cyber Dive announced that its platform now offers parental monitoring for one of the most popular social media networks, TikTok. Compared to competing parental monitoring services that limit the parent’s access to data based on their device, Cyber Dive’s platform is equally compatible with both iOS and Android devices. The attached chart highlights the analyzed data provided to parents on each social media platform when using Cyber Dive’s proprietary software.
Parents can see every video that their child is posting without having to make a TikTok account to manually monitor their child’s activity. Cyber Dive’s solution is free and gives parents the ability to monitor multiple social media accounts including Instagram, Snapchat, Google, YouTube, VSCO and Discord, all on one platform. During the company’s seed round, their business model raised over $1.3 million in capital. They have attracted an additional $100,000 through their live crowdfunding campaign on StartEngine. The tech startup plans to innovate and progress alongside social media by adding the latest social platforms in an effort to bridge the gap that parents face when allowing their children to be online.
A progressive solution to a modern problem
“We created the one tool that allows parents, for the first time, to see everything that their kids are doing on TikTok regardless of whether they use iOS or Android. They have a screaming pain to be involved again. Every other tool out there is like Flat Earthers, judging every fact through the lens of an opinion. And that’s how we are different; we won’t judge or try to convince you of our opinions. We are here to be your advocate, give you the facts, and allow you to make the decision of what is best for your child and your family.” - Jeff Gottfurcht, Co-Founder and CEO of Cyber Dive
Monitoring the fastest growing social media network
TikTok is the fastest growing social platform and has become one of the most downloaded apps in 2020 with 880 million active users worldwide. According to TikTok, its platform is predicted to reach a total of 60.3 million consumers in the U.S. by 2024. TikTok has become especially popular among the younger generation with over 18 million active users under the age of 14. The company recently received backlash regarding national security and privacy concerns, facing the potential of being banned in the United States. This worried many parents as their kids are spending hours a day scrolling and posting on TikTok.
TikTok from a cybersecurity expert’s point of view
“The scary thing about TikTok is the addictive nature of their app. The moment your child opens their account, they begin collecting data. Do they watch the video for more than 1 second? Do they interact with it in any way? Do they follow the creator who posted the video? All of these data points are aggregated in the same way that Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and any other social media do it. The difference is that with short-form video, TikTok collects much more data much faster than any other platform in existence. This means that they learn how to keep your child engaged quicker and more effectively. TikTok might know more about the type of content that gets your child’s attention than you do. But we are here to change that, and begin giving you the power to have insight into what your child sees in their social media life.” - Derek Jackson, Co-Founder and CTO of Cyber Dive
About Cyber Dive
Cyber Dive is a tech startup designed for modern parents that are interested in leveraging social media as a tool to build stronger relationships with their children. Cyber Dive’s proprietary software was built by in-house engineers with the purpose of presenting a child’s online data to their parents in a simple and unbiased manner. Presenting data in a neutral way widens the target audience of parents by eliminating the relevance of parenting styles. Cyber Dive encourages the progression of the digital age by not providing restrictive features on the child’s social media accounts. The company’s mission is to encourage the development of healthy online habits while bridging the digital gap between parents and children.
About the Founders
Co-Founder and CEO, Jeff Gottfurcht, is the first person in the world to summit Mt. Everest with Rheumatoid Arthritis. He worked on Wall Street for 14 years as a Senior Vice-President at leading global financial firms.
Co-Founder and CTO, Derek Jackson, is an ex-military intelligence officer who previously served as a Captain in the U.S. Army, where his intelligence work focused on the social media activity of U.S. adversaries and radical insurgents.