MouseMail

By | December 15, 2011
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There’s a delicate balance between keeping your children and grandchildren safe, and giving them some privacy so they can grow, mature and take responsibility. And then there is peer pressure which can goad even the best kids into doing inappropriate things. We’re on the fence about how much privacy a parent or grandparent to allow their children to have. Our kids grew up pre-internet and pre-cell phone – and our grandkids are too young yet to have to worry about.

We’re not featuring MouseMail as a recommended software product, and we’re not endorsing it. We want to make those of you who have children and grandchildren, who use computers and cell phones, aware of it.

MouseMail has received very excellent reviews from many respectable publication. MouseMail is essentially a tool parents and grandparents can use to spy on their children and grandchildren’s internet activity and cellphone use. If you want to be polite you can say “monitor” instead of spy – but it’s the same thing. But there is a safety and a legal concern too. Children who grew up with Facebook and texting and picture messaging really don’t understand the concept of privacy or why it’s so important. Some children can be harmed badly by that naïveté. Our responsibility as parents and grandparents is to protect our children and grandchildren. Some of you may consider MouseMail a useful tool to keep an eye on your kids. Others may think it’s a little over the top. Those are your personal decisions to make. We just want to make you aware that MouseMail is available, and it can do the following:

1. Email Filtering

MouseMail scans all incoming and outgoing email messages for inappropriate content. Questionable messages will not be delivered to the child, but diverted to the parent for review.

This filtering allows parents to passively monitor their children’s communications, giving parents a chance to talk with their child if an issue arises before that issue becomes serious.

2. Text Filtering

MouseMail scans all incoming and outgoing text messages for inappropriate content. Questionable text messages will not be delivered to the intended recipient, but diverted to the parent for review.

This filtering allows parents to passively monitor their children’s communications, giving the parents a chance to talk with their child if an issue arises before that issue becomes serious.

3. Social Site Filtering

MouseMail filters all social network websites your children belong to, monitoring their pages for questionable content or postings. When content that contains certain words is scanned, the parent is notified and can decide what action needs to be taken. They can also block postings, as well as uninvited or unapproved friends, effectively blocking further communications from the band (sic) poster.

This filtering allows parents to passively monitor their children’s communications, giving the parents a chance to talk with their child if an issue arises before that issue becomes serious.

4. “Skoop” Filtering

MouseMail’s SKOOP Technology puts one of the most amazing and powerful search tools at the fingertips of parents who want to know what is being said about their children or family on the Internet.

With our Skoop technology, parents will receive regular reports of any mention of their child on blogs and social sites, such as Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, etc

If you’re concerned about your child or grandchild’s use of the Internet and their safety and privacy – and you don’t feel that this program goes too far – then you might be interested in learning more about MouseMail. Or in watching videos about it.

Remember, we’re not recommending it or endorsing it, we’ve researched it and read reviews about it. It’s been quite well-reviewed by such respected publications such as USA Today. Our job is to inform you and that’s just what we’ve done. Right?

MouseMail works with most smartphones and Windows XP, Vista, and Windows 7.

2 thoughts on “MouseMail

  1. Carol

    This is so great for child “protection” but how can you assure that someone isn’t using it for “spying” on an adult? Is there any protection from this? I LOVE these daily notices. Thanks.

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  2. Muriel

    Exactly, my first thought, also, Carol. I’m so suspicious when it comes to anybody else claiming to “protect” ME. I think I’ll personally take the responsibility for “protecting” my kids and grandkids without help from an outside source like this one. Reading the credentials of a few of the “minds” behind this program only increases my apprehension. “too good to be true” usually isn’t, in the long run.

    The technology to “spy” or “monitor” isn’t new by any means. I feel a little safer not enabling a “3rd party” by giving my permission and the required information. There’s no way their software can tell how old the person is that registers. There’s no way
    they can prevent someone else from claiming to be me, or whether or not the “kids” I name are even my kids or kids at all.

    Thanks so much TC for sharing this info and keeping us aware.

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