If Chris Hansen has taught us anything, it is that there are some crazy people online. With the great array of social networking tools available to ever younger groups of children, some parents are looking for ways to monitor their childrens’ online conversations. The developers of Oh, don’t forget are also working on a new project called IMSafer, a service which monitors kids online activity and notifies parents of troublesome conversations.
ImSafer is a small download and a quick install. If IM content is flagged by IMSafer, an email notification is sent to the parent within 90 seconds that includes the screen name of the person speaking with your child, the community rating of that person and the category of the flagged content. IMSafer even understands slang and leet speak.
As more parents get involved with IMSafer, the quality of the feedback will increase, and the service will become even more useful.