WebWatcher Parent Advisory: The Ugly Meter

Oct 20, 2010, 12:58 ET from Awareness Technologies

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- A newly released $0.99 iPhone app called "The Ugly Meter" is the latest tool that creates opportunities for cyberbullying, the online pandemic that is causing severe emotional and psychological pain to children across the nation.  

Using an iPhone device's camera to capture an image and analyze it with facial recognition software, The Ugly Meter gives an "ugliness" rating of 1 to 10, with 10 being the worst.  Along with the score, a message appears on the screen. The higher the score, the more offensive the message is.  Apps like The Ugly Meter are ripe for cyberbullies to use in tormenting their peers.

Today, more and more concerned parents are relying on computer monitoring and keylogger software to monitor their children's digital activities and find out if they are victims of cyberbullying (or the actual bullies). With these tools, parents can track their children's online conversations to determine if they are talking about The Ugly Meter. For more information and tips on being more aware of your child's activity on the Internet, visit: www.webwatchernow.com.  

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As the pioneer in remote monitoring, Awareness Technologies (www.webwatchernow.com) has set the standard for computer and cell phone monitoring software both from a feature set perspective and from an ease-of-use perspective. Its WebWatcher solution is the leading computer monitoring software and its keystroke logger outperforms all other keylogger monitoring software programs on the market. Awareness Technologies has over 250,000 users and was named on Deloitte's 2010 Technology Fast 500 ranking.

SOURCE Awareness Technologies