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New program tracks what kids are doing online

Posted at 4:05 PM, Jan 15, 2016

A Valley company has developed a new program to track your kids' online behavior.

Raadr CEO Jake DiMartino says his company’s online tracker finds what parents don't want to see.

"A lot of parents just have no clue as to what is going on with their kids online.” 

It’s a reality parents have to deal with; watching Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media sites for what their kids are posting.

"Everything our kids are putting out there is creating a digital resume. They don't understand that the world can see this,” explained DiMartino.

In order for the tracker to work, it just needs basic information like the child’s name and their school.

Parents can set keywords like sex, or drugs and the tracker will scour the internet.

"It is difficult, depending on how many social media sites there on. My kids are just on Instagram at this point,” said Raadr user Michele Campbell.

Campbell has two children ages 10 and 12 who use social media.

She says it may seem intrusive, but keeping tabs on social media is a matter of keeping her kids safe.

“Even things I find that perhaps their friends are posting, or things that I see people are following are posting, I can say, 'this is not OK you should not be doing something like this,'” said Campbell.

Raadr is working on a facial recognition feature to track alias and bogus profiles kids set up on the internet.

Raadr charges a monthly fee but is letting parents try the tracker for free for two months using the promo code #bullyraadr.

For more information, visit the company's website.