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New Remote Monitoring Tool For Parents Monitor Kids' Social Networking Activity

WebWatcher expanded to work with Facebook and MySpace
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Awareness Technologies (www.webwatchernow.com), the makers of WebWatcher, the only remote parental control and computer monitoring software application, today announced that it has expanded its monitoring tool for the social media platforms Facebook and MySpace. The new features will allow users to remotely monitor the use of these popular sites and help concerned parents stay on top of the growing number of online threats that face children today - such as cyberbullying and online predators.

"As children reach the age where they begin to use social networking tools, they are extremely vulnerable. Without any safeguards in place, sites like Facebook and MySpace put kids at risk and impede parents who are trying to be mindful of their digital behaviors," said Brad Miller, CEO and Chairman of Awareness Technologies. "With the expansion of our trusted WebWatcher software, parents are now armed with the necessary tools to stay apprised of their children's social networking activity and better protect them from online threats."

73% of wired American teens now use social networking websites, according to the Pew Research Center. WebWatcher is the only application capable of monitoring and controlling a computer remotely over the Internet from anywhere. The remote monitoring capabilities make it ideally suited to help parents access and view their children's online activity. With WebWatcher, parents can view public and private information that their children are sharing on sites like Facebook including photos, wall postings, direct messages and instant messaging activity.

"Of all the electronic media kids are exposed to, the web is the most dangerous and, until now, most difficult to monitor," said Ron Penna, Chief Strategy Officer and Co-Founder. "WebWatcher eliminates the technological gap between teens and parents, allowing parents to keep their kids safe online."

Over 200,000 users already use WebWatcher to protect their children from the myriad dangers online today. WebWatcher represents the next generation of computer monitoring software, by allowing users to install the software and then access it remotely from anywhere over the Internet. By delivering unmatched visibility and control, WebWatcher has positioned itself as one of the fastest growing applications in the space.

About Awareness Technologies

As the pioneer in remote monitoring, Awareness Technologies has set the standard for computer monitoring software both from a feature set perspective and from an ease-of-use perspective. Awareness Technologies has over 200,000 users and was named on Deloitte's 2008 Technology Fast 500 ranking.

SOURCE Awareness Technologies

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