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SocialShield Recognized for Outstanding Work Improving Internet Safety for Pre-Teens and Teens

Aug 31, 2011 (05:08 PM EDT)
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Online Monitoring Service Receives Certificate of Congressional Recognition from Congressman John Campbell

SAN BRUNO, Calif., Aug. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SocialShield, the leading online monitoring service for kids social networking activities, has received special Certificate of Congressional Recognition from the office of U.S. Congressman John Campbell in recognition of "Outstanding Work in Improving Internet Safety for Children."

SocialShield scans, analyzes and reports what parents can't see in their child's social network activity by monitoring on their own. The company brings suspicious or risky activity to parents' attention—quickly and easily so they can decide if they need to address the situation.

"We are honored to receive this recognition and delighted the US Congress acknowledges the importance of creating a safe online environment for our children," said SocialShield Co-Founder Arad Rostampour.  "The SocialShield team is passionate about providing parents with the best-in-breed monitoring service to help them keep their children safe on social networks. It is a great privilege to receive this distinguished award from Congressman Campbell."

SocialShield is the only service that analyzes a child's friends by checking them against data points to determine if a person is someone the parent should be concerned about. Alerts are generated when an adult becomes a friend of a child, when someone looks suspicious or has no other friends in common with a child, or if something appears out of the ordinary.

"We are thrilled that our efforts are regarded as innovative and effective," noted Co-Founder Noah Kindler. "This is such an important and constantly evolving issue for parents of pre-teens and young teens and it's exciting to know that our efforts are recognized by Congress. Our company strives for excellence and provides a unique resource for parents seeking to keep their children safe online."

SocialShield also monitors social network activities for indications of cyberbullying or thoughts of suicide, over sharing of personal information, inappropriate pictures and reckless discussions about subjects like drugs, sex, violence, alcohol.  The web-based service offers parents peace of mind in knowing they are doing everything they can to protect their children on social networks.

For details about SocialShield's social network monitoring service visit www.socialshield.com.

About SocialShield

SocialShield is the leading cloud-based social network monitoring service.  SocialShield gives parents affordable, easy-to-use, state-of-the-art tools to help them enhance Internet safety for their children in the online environment.  The patent-pending SocialShield technology flags parents about their children's activities on popular social networks so they can feel comfortable about who their children interact with online, what photos and conversations are being posted, and where children have profiles.  Yet, by operating primarily as an "exception reporting" technology, children can still use these networks with a feeling of privacy and independence. Based in San Bruno, CA, SocialShield is backed by USVP and Venrock as well as several notable private investors. For more information visit www.socialshield.com; Blog: http://blog.socialshield.com/; Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SocialShield; Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/socialshield

SocialShield Contact:

Media Contact:

Kimberly Breslin

Ana Rotar

SocialShield

KCOMM

(415) 766-6956

951-756-5813

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