For parents, watching a child grow and become more independent is very rewarding, but it may also raise concerns. Part of that independence is the ability to access social networking sites such as Facebook, MySpace or Twitter or even to own their own mobile phone. These pieces of technology are very private, and can make parenting difficult.

Protect America Inc. has joined forces with Internet safety experts to create a social monitoring app designed to help parents monitor for a range of new technology threats, such as cyber bullying and sexual predators. This app, called Social Firefly, is a parent’s window into their children’s online activities and mobile phone usage. Social Firefly offers an array of features, which help to deliver peace of mind to parents as their children become more avid users of technology.

“The dangers facing kids are different than 10 or 15 years ago,” said Adrian Salas, a spokesman for Protect America. “Parents need to know their children are safe, whether they’re at home, at school, or online.”

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