Are Your Kids Practicing Unsafe Texting? WebWatcher Mobile Knows

WebWatcher from Awareness Technologies Now Tracking Text Messages and All Computer Activity Remotely

Aug 19, 2010, 07:00 ET from Awareness Technologies

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to better help parents keep tabs on their children, Awareness Technologies ( has expanded its WebWatcher computer monitoring tool to smartphones with WebWatcher Mobile.

With this new feature, users can remotely monitor all SMS messages to and from smartphones, in addition to monitoring all activity on computers including email, instant messaging, and website visits. WebWatcher Mobile currently works on all BlackBerry devices, with Android, Windows Mobile and iPhone versions expected to launch later this year.

"Children and teenagers are using cell phones more than ever, and few tools are available for concerned parents to keep track of text messages," said Brad Miller, CEO and Chairman of Awareness Technologies. "With the expansion of our trusted WebWatcher software, parents are now armed with the necessary tools to stay apprised of their children's mobile, online and computer activity all from one simple program."

According to the Pew Research Center, some 75 percent of 12-17 year-olds now own cell phones. Additionally, half of teens send 50 or more text messages a day, and one in three send more than 100 texts a day.  WebWatcher is the only application capable of monitoring both computers and smartphones remotely, making it ideally suited to helping parents access and view their children's online and mobile activity.

"While cell phones can be a great way for children to keep in touch with family members, they can also serve as facilitators for cyberbullying, sexting, and other dangerous behaviors," said Ron Penna, Chief Strategy Officer and Co-Founder. "Finally parents have a way to access text messages sent and received by their children to help monitor and prevent these types of inappropriate activities."

Over 250,000 users already use WebWatcher to protect their children from the myriad of dangers online today. By allowing users to install the software and then access it remotely from anywhere over the Internet, WebWatcher represents the next generation of computer and cell phone monitoring software.  By delivering unmatched visibility and control, WebWatcher has positioned itself as one of the fastest growing applications in the space.

About Awareness Technologies

As the pioneer in remote monitoring, Awareness Technologies ( has set the standard for computer and cell phone monitoring software both from a feature set perspective and from an ease-of-use perspective. Awareness Technologies has over 250,000 users and was named on Deloitte's 2008 Technology Fast 500 ranking.

SOURCE Awareness Technologies