Monday, March 7, 2011

United Parents: Limited Pre-Beta Exposure

Greetings Everyone: Would you like early access to the United Parents product before it's released to the public? Be among the first 50 people to inquire and we will share the product with you to get your input and help make it even better than it is today. Additionally, once the service is ready we will offer you 3 months premium service FREE!  Please email for details.  Thank you!  We are excited for the pending release!  


Thursday, February 24, 2011

Spy on Your Kids? Or Educate and Monitor Them?

Should parents blatantly spy on their kids and watch every move they make online?  Or should they educate their children about dangers online and monitor them? The police chief of Mahwah, N.J., thinks we should hack our kids passwords and log right in as if we were our children.  While this might be a surefire way to detect bad behavior and prevent our children from harm we believe education is favorable for the following reasons:

1) Spying suggests lack of trust and will create a collision between parents and kids, eventually causing more harm.

2) Education promotes and empowers independent thought, enabling children to make good decisions on their own.

3) Spying is only effective for so long. Eventually children will be in a position where they are not under their parent's wing and if they lack the education to make good decisions they will be at a disadvantage.

Talk to your children about the dangers that exist as they spend time online and employ products that monitor their behavior while respecting their privacy.  Empower them to make good decisions and identify warning signals on their own.  They will thank you later.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Be Careful What You Post

In the wake of the recent tragedy in Arizona many fingers are being pointed beyond the crime itself and to the factors leading up to it, such as what can be found online.  The accused had YouTube videos, Facebook posts et cetera that are being questioned and certain politicians are under fire for exercising their freedom of speech in an edgy manner such that the average citizen could take the material to mean something literal.  Beyond whether or not this is acceptable when looking at a crime the point is that the Internet is there and the information posted on it is indelible.  What is posted online can and will be used to formulate opinions and draw conclusions not only for prosecuting criminals but for personifying and classifying individuals.  The point we'd like to make to parents today is-- Talk to your children about what they post online and continue to monitor their behavior to protect them from being classified in a negative way or from potentially harmful situations.