December 10, 2015 in Services (E)
[prMac.com] Jacksonville, Florida - Retina-X Studios, the provider of child monitoring solutions since 2003, announces a sophisticated new service TeenShield for parents to track their child's iPhone and iPad smartphone and tablet activities to protect them from a dangerous online world. The system is used to combat cyberbullying, sexting, dangerous meet-ups, tech addiction and sextortion.
The system allows parents to discreetly monitor their child's incoming and outgoing text messages, iMessages including deleted messages, WhatsApp messages, GPS locations, photos, contacts, Safari history and more from a secure online control panel. Parents can also view applications installed on the monitored device. This gives parents the tools they need to ensure their child's safety from a plethora of high-tech dangers.
TeenShield can be set to notify the child they are being monitored or it can operate discreetly, thus giving the parent the choice of whether or not to notify their child they are being monitored. The system also uses the Global Positioning System of the phone or tablet to allow parents to know where their child has been throughout each day.
"A smartphone is not the phone parents had in their bedrooms as a teenager. Online predators and pedophiles preying on teenage children also use smartphone apps to try and find their next victim," said Sean Featherstone, COO of Retina-X Studios. "Parents have a right to monitor their minor child of whom they have legal guardianship, with or without their child's knowledge. It is sometimes the only way a parent can protect their child by making sure their child is not performing illicit activities or risky behavior."
Today's teenagers are subject to new electronic dangers which their parents did not experience. Cyberbullying and harassment online can affect a child's well-being and one in three children surveyed at a middle school in the Midwest have suffered from cyberbullying. Online predators preying on teenage children also use smartphone apps to try and find their next victim. Sexting is also prevalent and can ruin a child's future. As parents themselves, TeenShield's team aims to help other parents protect their children from these dangers, among many others.
TeenShield is a culmination of over 12 years of parental control software by Retina-X to keep kids safe while using technology. After introducing the world's first parental monitoring software for iPhone, iPad and Android, Retina-X Studios continued innovating and released the first software for parents to monitor iOS devices without needing to jailbreak the device. This software, PhoneSheriff Investigator was the precursor to TeenShield. Over a decade of technology has gone into creating TeenShield to ensure parents have a dependable way to protect their child.
"The immense power a child holds in their hands with a smartphone is uncanny," said Craig Thompson, Spokesperson for Retina-X Studios. "With great power comes great responsibility. With great responsibility comes the need for oversight. A parent should not allow their child unfettered access to the Internet and apps available on a smartphone. There are many dangers which will find their child, no matter if their child is looking for the dangers or not. It's better to be protected before something seeks out the child."
While TeenShield can work discreetly, Retina-X Studios recommends that the parent communicate with their child to explain rules about the smartphone or tablet and let their child know they are monitoring for their safety before giving their child a device. TeenShield takes about 10 minutes to setup and uses 256-bit encryption on a SSL secured website. There is no app needed on iPhone and iPad devices. The service is also available for Android smartphones and tablets. The service is priced at $13.95 per month and is available now at TeenShield's official website.
Since 2003, RXS has helped hundreds of thousands of parents protect their child from the dangers of the Internet on electronic devices. What started with computer monitoring software has since evolved into a mobile world of protecting children on computers, smartphones, tablets and networks. RXS has won five consecutive Gold Awards in the Cell Phone Parental Control category of TopTenREVIEWS since 2012. RXS products have been mentioned in a positive light by USA Today, Newsweek, Forbes, NPR, CBS News, BBC, CNN, Reader's Digest, and other media outlets. Copyright (C) 2015 Retina-X Studios, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod, iPad and Mac OS X are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.