uKnowKids does not allow someone to monitor children online without first validating that the monitoring party is the child's parent. This is accomplished by requiring the monitoring party to know the child's sign in credentials for the social networking site in question. Allowing someone to monitor a child without these credentials would expose children to being "monitored" by school bullies, an estranged parent, or even child predators.

We appreciate that the parent-child conversation on the issue of parental supervision online may be challenging, particularly with older kids. Some parents establish "house rules", such as: "I will need access to your social networking profiles as a condition for using the computers/phones/gaming consoles/music players/internet access and data plans" (typically provided and paid for by parents). In other cases, children actually prefer to know that their parents are keeping them safe by using a product like uKnowKids which runs in the background and is therefore not as visible as, for instance, having mom or dad as a Facebook friend.

Regardless of your parenting style and circumstances, please remember that uKnowKids is here to help you guide your kids on how to better protect their safety, privacy, and reputation in today’s digital world – surely a common goal for both you and your child.

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