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ThirdParent Launches Online Auditing Service Aimed at Protecting Children and Teens

From cyberbullying to reputation management, the online service helps parents manage their children's digital footprint

FLEMINGTON, N.J., April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ThirdParent, a company specializing in Internet safety for teens and kids, is relaunching its services with a new tool to help parents protect their children's digital privacy and reputation through online and social media monitoring. Parents rely on ThirdParent to safeguard their children from dangers like cyberbullies and predators, and protect their reputation with online auditing services that monitor their digital footprint.

Founded by concerned parents, ThirdParent uses robust monitoring software to produce detailed reports of a child's online activity. The audits are available through www.ThirdParent.com and uncover potentially damaging information that is visible to everyone from a predator to a college recruiter.

According to Pew Research, 95 percent of all teens are online and 81 percent are active on social media. ThirdParent's audits help parents monitor the photos and content posted by or about their child to identify things like cyberbullying, slander, predator risk and other inappropriate content that could be dangerous or cause a negative online reputation.

"As a father of three, I know the Internet is an indispensable part of our kids' lives, but if used incorrectly, they could be put in danger, lose a scholarship or make another life-changing mistake," said ThirdParent's president and CEO, Gary Zell. "Our services help parents make sure their kids aren't sharing too much and have a positive online reputation."

Services include three levels of comprehensive audits, including a one-time audit, an audit plus monthly notifications of any potentially damaging activity, and a complete audit every six months combined with monthly notifications. If any dangerous or negative information is discovered, it is reported back to parents through an encrypted file to ensure privacy.

ThirdParent will work with families to remove damaging content and restore a positive online reputation. The company also provides online resources to help parents stay current with new social networks and emerging trends, empowering them to make educated decisions about their child's Internet use.

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Created by parents for parents in 2013, ThirdParent specializes in Internet safety for teens and kids. ThirdParent provides discreet, professional online monitoring and reporting services to equip parents with the tools and resources needed to proactively safeguard the privacy and reputation of their kids online. For more information, visit www.ThirdParent.com.

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