App helps parents monitor children’s social media

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by KREM.com & Danielle Grant

kvue.com

Posted on January 30, 2013 at 10:05 PM

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho -- A North Idaho mother is on a mission to make the internet a safer place for children.

Hannah Masters of Coeur d’Alene developed a tool for parents to keep tabs on what children are saying in the digital world.

It is supposed to alert moms and dads if their children are in harms way.

The app searches for your choice of key words like “bullying”, “suicide”, “drugs”, or “alcohol”. Then, it sends out an alert to the parents so that can have a conversation.

Masters believes parents need to be engaged and know where their kids’ fingertips go on the World Wide Web.

The software, available at aBeanStalk.com, allows parents to see as much or as little as they’d like.

There’s a free version of the app that gives you a daily screenshot of your kid’s Facebook page.

A premiere account provides more access, and texting alerts.

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