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Social Media Safety

Bark
This app is designed to monitor the texts and messages children/teens write and to detect words associated with bullying, sexting, signs of depression, or suicide.  A warning text is sent to the parent’s phone if certain words are detected.

 

Bark-o-matic
https://bark-o-matic.com/
The internet’s first customizable resource for parental controls. No matter how your child uses the internet, we can provide you with all the information you need quickly, easily, and in one location.

 

Footprint Friday
https://smartsocial.com/footprint-friday/
A program parents can join with a free trial, but there is a cost.  This tool helps parents monitor their student’s social media presence every week/month in less than 5 minutes.  Also has a feature to teach parents EXACTLY how colleges and employers will search for their Teens & Tweens (and what they will find).

 

My Mobile Watchdog
https://www.mymobilewatchdog.com/
Fee based program with a website parents can use to monito every text, photo and email their child sends and receives.  Parents can block access to certain sites, and can use geolocate function to find their loved one’s physical location.

 

Smartsocial.com
https://smartsocial.com/
A website that provides a wealth of information to parents about social media, provides great insight into how appropriate specific apps are for different age groups, how children/teens can use and misuse social media, and good and dangerous apps.

 

 

These resources were adapted from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Handout “Know What’s Appening”

The Autism Society Inland Empire Autism (ASIE) maintains these Resource Listings as a service to families as a reference tool. Every effort is made to ensure listings are up-to-date. ASIE does not endorse or claim to have personal knowledge of the abilities of those listed. The resources listed are not intended as a recommendation, referral, or endorsement of any resource or as a tool for verifying the credentials, qualifications, or abilities of any organization, product or professional. Users are urged to use independent judgment and request references when considering any resource associated with diagnosis or treatment of autism, or the provision of services related to autism.

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