WebWatcher Parent Advisory: FormSpring.me

Jul 01, 2010, 07:00 ET from Awareness Technologies, Inc.

LOS ANGELES, July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Social networking site FormSpring.me creates opportunities for cyber bullying and the anonymous use of derogatory, threatening, and profane language. It is impossible to identify users should they choose to remain anonymous. Users, especially children, posting on FormSpring are often unaware that their comments can be viewed by virtually anyone.

Be aware of what your children are posting on the Internet and what others are posting in reply.  FormSpring.me and other social web sites are public domain, and all posts can be viewed by anyone with Internet access.  Tools are available to help you monitor – or control – your children's activity on the Internet.

For more information and tips for monitoring your child's activity on the Internet, visit: http://www.awarenesstech.com/Consumer/Articles/.

About Awareness Technologies

As the pioneer in SaaS-based Unified Internal Threat Management, Awareness Technologies, Inc., makes truly unified internal threat management software easily available and affordable for businesses of any size. Awareness's endpoint solutions are already being used to protect over 10,000 businesses world-wide. With solutions in the areas of data loss prevention (DLP), web filtering, employee monitoring and laptop recovery, Awareness helps organizations protect themselves from the entire spectrum of employee-based internal threats. Whether the threat arises from malicious behavior or negligence, Awareness's solutions allow companies to identify and eliminate these threats without requiring additional IT infrastructure.

SOURCE Awareness Technologies, Inc.