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App lets you check if kids are sexting

Wednesday - 9/7/2011, 8:51am  ET

UNDATED - Ever wonder if your child is sexting? A new app monitors text messages and Facebook pages to let you know.

Eye Guardian looks for graphic phrases in your child's text messages and on his Facebook page and sends you an email alert. Or you can go to your Eye Guardian page and see the questionable material highlighted in red.

The app lets you see the words, phrases or photos that were used. You can adjust the sensitivity of what's monitored.

The app monitors sexual content as well as cyberbullying.

The company that created the app also started distributing the software to police departments so they can monitor the Facebook pages of sex offenders.

Learn more about the app in this YouTube video:

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