11.01.2011 6.Shevat, 5771
How can we protect children on the Internet without invading their privacy? Two new software companies believe they have the answer.
The demons were reawakened yet again last week, with the latest news of a boy committing suicide after he was harassed by his friends on Facebook and yet another case of a girl ostensibly raped by youngsters she met on Facebook. Anxieties are running high among parents of adolescent children who spend time on Facebook and the Internet, and for good reason. Many of these parents feel impotent in face of the unknown (at least for them ) that is playing an increasingly significant role in their children's lives.
To be sure, there are software solutions out there that address these concerns, but they seem to suffer from some very fundamental problems. Two Israeli companies are trying to change all this by providing solutions that are friendlier to parent and child, as well as sensitive to the relationship between them….