The app that alerts parents of harmful online interactions gets an upgrade
13 July 2021, Johannesburg – FYI play it safe has announced an update to their app, which alerts parents about their children’s online conversations and searches when the app detects potentially harmful events. These events include potential signs of cyberbullying, depression, self-harm, suicide or when children engage in adult content.
South African based, FYI play it safe empowers parents with valuable detailed information, which enables them to reach out to their children and speak about the danger they might be in. Additionally, parents are presented with an overview of their child’s online activities.
“In the latest release of FYI play it safe, we have the ability to update our monitoring software within minutes of any new apps being released, which may attract the attention of our tweens and teenagers,” said Rachelle Best, CEO and Founder of FYI play it safe.
“In this release, we now distinguish between priority applications, which we monitor more closely and “blacklisted” applications we believe pose an even bigger risk to children. The first category includes the use of chat apps, social media accounts or internet browsers, where we will zoom into the details of what is being said and commented on. In the second category, we believe that parents should know when their children engage with the app, regardless of the content. Typical examples of these are where children use anonymous chat apps, talking to strangers or apps which can expose them to adult and inappropriate content,” continued Best.
Privacy is top priority and the relevant measures have been put in place for both parents and their children who subscribe to the app. FYI play it safe is not a parental control app, but rather a complementary layer of added security for parents of children between the ages of 8 and 16.
“While tweens and teenagers are focused on having fun and meeting new friends online, parents need to balance the tension between respecting their children’s privacy and navigating the risks presented by social media platforms, gaming and anonymous chat rooms plus search engine content.” concluded Best.
Download the app at www.fyiplayitsafe.com and follow the easy three-step sign-up process.