Gungroo, a platform which enables safe access for children to web services such as Gmail, Facebook and YouTube, has launched an app for parents to be able to keep a watch on their teenagers on Facebook.
The app provides parents with a dashboard overview of who their teens have added as friends and what’s publicly visible on their teens’ profile, the company said.
The Facebook app lets you add a Teen you would like to watch. When you add one to your dashboard, it doesn’t notify them. In short, there is no way they will know that you are watching their Facebook activity.
Surely, teenagers wouldn’t be too happy about this. For parents who want to keep an eye on their kids, this might be a good solution. Technically, the app isn’t violating any privacy because it monitors only publicly shared content.
The first profile you want to monitor is free to add. The next one will cost you 10 Facebook credits ($1) to have unlimited access to the app and add as many teens as you want. If you don’t feel like shelling out money, you could get 4 parents to use the application and get full access.
Going by what the application does, the name ‘Let Teens Be’ strikes as a bit of an oxymoron. After all, it is what it is.