As mothers and fathers, we all would like to think our teens are making the right decisions. However…raising a teen in this day and age of social media is definitely a challenge. There is always the real possibility that they are making horrible, embarrassing decisions on social media that could affect their lives. If there was only someway that we as parents could monitor them.
Oh wait…there is. Its called Gallery Guardian, and it was created to alert parents when kids take, receive, or save explicit images on their phones. It isn’t good news for everyone though, obviously not the teens, but some parents argue that it is a violation, like reading a teen’s diary, but the majority say that you’re only trying to protect kids.
In a BBC interview, Daniel Skowronksi — founder of Yipo Technologies, which made the app — explained how his app works: “Quite simply, first it will identify if there is a human in the picture,” Skowronksi said in the interview. “The more skin there is, the more the algorithm advances to the point where it will get to a ‘suspicious image detected.” It seems that the one area the app will not help is Snapchat. If a nude image appears and disappears just as fast, and your kid hasn’t screenshotted and saved it, this app won’t be able to help.
Although its still in the beginning “working out the bug” stages, it really does work. The question is, do you feel comfortable “spying” on your teen for his or her better?
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