Tag Archives: App

Work with K.R. Shields and Love is All You Need to Prevent Bullying

13 Jun
By Paul Grossinger

Cyber-bullying is wrong and it is becoming an epidemic in America. That is why it is so important to help support projects like K. Rocco Shield’s Love is All You Need, an anti-bullying short film that shows with chilling clarity the terrible consequences of teen cyber-bullying.

Love is All You Need is the story of a straight girl in a parallel universe America where homosexuality is normal and heterosexuality is abnormal. The protagonist is bullied throughout the film and pushed, ultimately, to suicide. The film’s message is clear: treat others as you would like to be treated and, even if you are not a perpetrator, do more to prevent harmful cyber-bullying. MMGuardian, which includes text alerts to prevent cyber-bullying and blocks for harmful calls, texts, and mobile apps, is already a dogged supporter of anti-bullying efforts nationally.

Now Ms. Shields and her team are working on a new ending for the Love is All You Need to increase the film’s educational accessibility and on a new, full-length feature film version of the story. We encourage you to visit her campaign on Indigogo and support this important effort!

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MMGuardian™ to Demo on Stage at CTIA 2013

4 May

MMGuardian™ to Demo on Stage at CTIA 2013

By Paul Grossinger

The future of mobile parenting is here.

For anyone is Las Vegas May 20-24, it will be front and center when Pervasive Group Inc. presents MMGuardian on the Exhibit Innovations Stage in CTIA World.

MMGuardian is also a CTIA E-Tech Award Finalist in the Mobile category, so it is exciting to see mobile parental control get the attention it deserves from the wireless world even as it becomes an increasingly pressing issue for parents.

MMGuardian is one of the most comprehensive mobile parental control options available to parents. It offers a rare mix of phone access control (including instant location and phone lock and prescheduling), monitoring (for calls, texts, and applications), safe driving technology, and battery efficiency. Parents try it for free and can buy Premium for only $2.99/month or $24.99/year.

For more information MMGuardian and the upcoming CTIA presentation, email paul.grossinger@mmguardian.com.

MMGuardian is a CTIA E-Tech Awards Finalist

4 May
By Paul Grossinger

MMGuardian is excited to be a CTIA 2013 E-Tech Awards Finalist!

E-Tech is accepting votes now, so if you would like to vote for MMGuardian, visit the E-Tech Awards page. We hope to earn your vote.

The E-Tech Awards honor innovative new companies and products in their respective fields. MMGuardian was nominated in the mobile apps, utility, and public safety category, for providing a new, innovative form of mobile parental control to parents of android-owning children and teens.

Although being a Finalist is exciting, what is more exciting is the growing attention being paid to smartphone dangers – of which this is a small but important step. Parents now face a myriad of problems with their children’s smartphone use including texting while driving, cyber-bullying, overuse of the phone, misuse of the phone, and dangerous applications, and MMGuardian can be the solution to this growing set of problems.

 

MMGuardian: Florida House Bans Texting and Driving

9 Apr

 Florida House Bans Texting and Driving: MMGuardian Can Help

By Paul Grossinger

Four days ago, the Florida House of Representatives committee cleared a bill to ban texting and driving and making it a secondary offense.

This makes Florida the newest state to join a nationwide movement in the right direction to end texting and driving on America’s roads.

The new bill does not make it a primary offense, meaning drivers also have to be doing something else wrong to be pulled over, but the additional penalties should serve as a deterrent to many would-be offenders.

So, as a parent, how do you make sure your teen is obeying the law?

MMGuardian can help.

MMGuardian

MMGuardian

Install MMGuardian on your teens’ phone and turn the “Safe Driving” feature on when you register the MMGuardian application. With Safe Driving enabled, MMGuardian will disable your teens’ texting application when they are in a vehicle moving over 10mph and notify you if they are speeding.

Safe Driving

Safe Driving

MMGuardian also has an input for override times, so if you know your child will be in a car but not driving at a pre-scheduled time you can ensure the Safe Driving feature will not activate, and a manual override in case you don’t know they are not driving ahead of time.

Stay safe on the road. And let MMGuardian help your teens stay safe too.

MMGuardian Deal for Raising Teens

21 Mar

Track your teen’s whereabouts with this user-friendly app.

Seventy percent of parents of teens who use cell phones review their text messages, according to the Family Online Safety Institute. Now an app can help you do that.

MMGuardian Deal for Raising Teens

MMGuardian Deal for Raising Teens

MMGuardian lets you locate your child’s phone and track it at will; lock it any time, anywhere; set time restrictions; prevent your child from texting and driving (while preserving the battery); monitor alarming text messages without your child’s knowledge; control and restrict your child’s app use; and stay in constant touch with your child during emergencies. The only catch: Your child has to use an Android phone (though you can use any type of phone or tablet).

Read More: http://www.njfamily.com/NJ-Family/February-2013/MMGuardian-Deal-for-Raising-Teens/

MMGuardian: The Thin Red Line

15 Mar

MMGuardian Protects Your Child and Their Privacy

By Paul Grossinger

You know…but you don’t want know.

Who is your child texting? Who are they calling? What apps are they using?

You have a clear desire to know, to be aware, and to keep your child safe. Yet, you also know there is a thin red line between protecting your child and ruining their privacy, controlling every aspect of their lives in the process and facing rebellion every step of the way.

MMGuardian

MMGuardian

Every parent wants safety – but no parent wants constant rebellion, antagonism, and lasting anger.

MMGuardian can help.

MMGuardian was designed with this potential dichotomy in mind and it is intended to provide safety, awareness, and control – without devolving into absolute control unless the parent deems it absolutely necessary.

Let’s delve into exactly what that means in real terms.

Text Monitor

Text Monitor

MMGuardian’s Monitor feature analyzes your child’s texts. With monitor, you choose the words and phrases that worry you, individually, and only receive alerts for texts that indicate problems you yourself have highlighted. That way, you don’t receive every one of your child’s texts – ruining your own time and their privacy – but you do know they are safe.

Application Control

Application Control

MMGuardian’s App Control feature blocks or restricts apps, providing you flexibility in how to handle your child’s applications. Some apps, like Snapchat, are truly dangerous and need blocking. But others, like Angry Birds, may simply require time restriction to reduce distraction. The mixed feature set lets you incorporate nuance into your decision-making.

In the end, it’s about wielding power with a chisel, not a hammer. With kids and teens, that’s often the story of life, isn’t it?

MMGuardian: Facebook Messenger: MMGuardian Solves a New Hair-Raiser for Parents

3 Mar

Facebook Messenger: MMGuardian Solves a New Hair-Raiser for Parents

By Paul Grossinger 

If Snapchat is every parent’s nightmare, Facebook Messenger is the hair-raiser that keeps them on edge from the moment they wake up in the morning.

Facebook’s new, stand-alone messenger app lets kids send text messages, photos, and engage in long discussions without any of it appearing in their text history.

It may be nice for parent’s phone bills – but not when it enables rampant bullying, harassment, and sexual exploitation – and parents feel powerless to prevent it.

Most parents’ current tactics for managing their children’s smartphones don’t work against Facebook Messenger. Reading their text messages? No, because Facebook Messenger is a separate app, not a text message. Checking their phone every night? No, because the evidence is gone – forever.

So, how can parents prevent Facebook Messenger from potentially damaging their child’s future through mobile bullying, harassment, or sexting? Parents, particularly those of younger children and pre-teens, who often suffer most from Facebook bullying, need a new solution.

For Android smartphone users, MMGuardian can help

MMGuardian has a feature named App Control that can block Facebook Messenger. When MMGuardian is installed on their child’s phone, a parent can see the entire list of apps on their child’s smartphone. For each app, parents have the option to either “Block” the app, preventing their child from using the app entirely, or “Time Restrict” the app if it is not unsafe but is used too often or at the wrong times.

MMGuardian Application Control

MMGuardian Application Control

 

For Facebook Messenger, parents may simply select “Block” and Facebook Messenger will no-longer be usable on their child’s phone. Plus, parents can also block any other third party messaging apps they find on their child’s phone, preventing them from switching to a similar, lesser known app. As a bonus, MMGuardian has uninstallation protection and tamper prevention, which stops kids from disabling its settings, so once a parent blocks Facebook Messenger, they know it is blocked forever.

So, if Facebook Messenger is giving you nightmares, download MMGuardian for peace of mind today.