Blog Update July 24th
Some time has passed since we last posted on our blog. The last 8 weeks have been both extremely busy and extremely rewarding for everyone at MobileMinder. We have seen a large increase in our member base and have been working tirelessly to listen, respond and adhere to all of your suggestions. Although it is tiring work, we would ask all of our members to continue to provide us with their feedback so that we can continue to improve and shape our service for you; the people who are using it.
It is almost the end of July and we cannot believe the speed with which the summer has come and gone so far. We are very excited about the coming months as we hope to be making large announcements which will further progress the reach of MobileMinder. For all of these announcements and more you can view this blog.
As always if you have any questions or feedback do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us through Facebook and Twitter.
The MobileMinder Team.
MobileMinder Updates Now Available
May has been a very exciting month for us. A lot of hard work has gone into the MobileMinder service and we are happy to report that massive progress has been made. Our technical team has made several additions to MobileMinder to improve the experience for our members.
Our geo-fencing feature has been modified so that it now incorporates a calendar system. When setting geo-fences parents now have the option of specifying whether or not the geo-fence will be for a once off event or for a recurring weekly or monthly event. Aside from making the feature more user friendly the new calendar system introduces more practicality to setting geo-fences which shines through and helps the parent.
We released a new version of MobileMinder during the week. You can update your child’s phone to the new version by going to the Google Play Store or BlackBerry App world and downloading it for free.
MobileMinder received a lot of media attention during the course of the week, featuring in several national newspapers, radio stations and TV shows. We were delighted to feature so prominently through these media outlets as it validates the work we’ve been doing but more importantly raises issues which sorely need attention. Unfortunately the era of mobile threats is upon our children and is gaining momentum, however rather than shy away from difficulty it is important to face these threats head on, learn about them and safeguard against them.
We can’t stress enough how important your opinions and feedback is. Our member’s passion and input has already yielded drastic improvements in the MobileMinder service. So please contact us at email@example.com if you have any requests or questions. To learn about our progression you can like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or continue to read about us on Tumblr. Thank you all.
The MobileMinder Team.
Watch This Space!
It’s the end of April and we can’t believe how fast the year is going. We’re entering the summer months and it looks like it’s going to be a busy one for all of us here at MobileMinder. Our commercial team has been working hard on several projects and we hope that very soon it will become a whole lot easier for concerned parents out there to learn about MobileMinder.
Coinciding with this, our brilliant tech team have been working tirelessly on the MobileMinder system and will shortly be announcing new features of the product that have been suggested our MobileMinder Community members. It is thanks to your efforts that we have finally developed our service to such a high standard and we are delighted you’ve become such an important part of the MobileMinder experience.
The next several months are going to be very exciting so be sure to look out for announcements from us on Twitter, Facebook and our website; and as always if you have any questions please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Let’s make this summer a safe one for children everywhere.
The MobileMinder Team.
Happy Easter from MobileMinder!
Everyone at MobileMinder would like to wish all of our members and their families a very happy and safe Easter. Our new site has been met with widespread approval and everyone here is delighted that we have improved the user experience for everyone in the MobileMinder community. We have not stopped in our endeavour to continue to improve MobileMinder and are currently working on new exciting additions to our service. As always we welcome all suggestions and feedback. Email us at email@example.com.
The MobileMinder community continues to grow and strengthen, united in a common goal to keep children safe. Going forward we want to further strengthen ties and enhance this sense of community through a renewed effort of communication. MobileMinder belongs as much to the parents using it to keep their children safe as it does to us. Unlike other large companies we always have time to engage with our members and listen to them. So please like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and use your voice.
Above all, thank you for using MobileMinder to keep children safe using their phones.
The MobileMinder Team.
This week saw the launch of our new site. MobileMinder’s main site has adopted a new look that was developed in consultation with many of our member’s wishes. The site has been designed so that new parents who are only learning about MobileMinder for the first time can do so with the upmost simplicity.
Everything you need to know about MobileMinder is now presented to our customers in an extremely user friendly and intuitive manner. Our site is fully supported by video tours to describe in detail how each of MobileMinder’s extraordinary features helps to keep your children safe.
We would like to apologize for the delay in replying to some emails. We are currently implementing a system to better respond to all of our members. As always it is important to thank all of you for your continued support and for making the MobileMinder Community a hub for everyone who wishes their children to benefit from mobile technology, whilst keeping them safe.
After the phenomenal success we experienced after our U.S national TV debut we have been busy improving and revamping our service for an overall better user experience. The amount of children who are now being kept safe on and using their phones has grown substantially and is showing no sign of slowing.
We have received a huge amount of feedback from our fantastic members and are working tirelessly to cater for your wants and needs. To all of you who we have not yet had time to reply to we apologize for the wait but assure you we are responding as fast as we can. To everyone else who has suggestions or feedback on how we can improve your MobileMinder experience, we are as always eager to discuss them with you at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All of us here at MobileMinder are finally starting to see our hard work in action and making a difference thanks to some of your personal emails to us describing situations where your children have been spared any harm or unease thanks to our service. Although we would never ask our members for praise or thanks we do truly appreciate your emails.
Let none of us forget however that what really brings all of us in the MobileMinder community together, be it our tech and support team or the countless good parents out there, is the importance of keeping children safe. We haven’t done nearly enough, not nearly enough to bring our protective service to families everywhere. It will take hard work, innovation and above all else a collaborative effort between our team and our community of parents. Thank you all so much for your continued efforts.
Weekly News Round-up 02/29/12
MobileMinder has recently gained huge popularity and our users have asked us to write a summary of what the MobileMinder team has been up to. It’s been a busy few months for everyone here. The last few weeks in particular our tech team has been working tirelessly to improve the MobileMinder system and to take all your suggestions on board in an effort to make our service as good as possible. We recently released an update to MobileMinder which has been met by widespread positivity from our users. MobileMinder is not perfect though so please use your voice and email us at email@example.com saying what you would like to see changed, added or improved. Although it may not be possible to implement everybody’s ideas we do promise that we will personally reply to you and discuss your views.
This week members of our team are representing MobileMinder at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. With over 60,000 people likely to attend our team is sharing knowledge with the most cutting edge companies in the mobile technology industry. We have been very excited to attend the MWC and hopefully it will help us develop fresh ideas of how to improve the MobileMinder system.
Our biggest and most exciting news currently is our impending debut on national television. Next week on Tuesday March 6th the CEO of MobileMinder will appear on Lifetime TV’s The Balancing Act. You can tune in to see how MobileMinder keep children safe using their phones. Follow the link to see the promo http://www.thebalancingact.com/video/?v=4UREXENAB03694.
Check out our new video to see how you can keep your children safe with MobileMinder!
Weekly News Round-up 02/17/12
The news today includes a report on a new bill that aims to reduce Cyberbullying among schoolchildren. According to Saul Hubbard of the register Guard:
“Senate Bill 1555 would require all school employees to be designated mandatory reporters of student harassment, including intimidation and Cyberbullying. School districts themselves would be responsible for setting the penalty for an employee who failed to make such a report.”
The passing of Senate bill 1555 serves to highlight the ever growing risk of Cyberbullying. People are now turning to the employees at our children’s schools to help put a stop to this behavior. We at MobileMinder agree that staff members at schools should be preventing acts of Cyberbullying and Sexting whenever possible; however we feel that it can be viewed as passing the buck. Parents should be making an equal if not greater effort to protect their children from these risks. Many children are receiving harmful text messages or inappropriate picture messages and it is causing huge upset. It is rarely the child’s fault. Children don’t always know the repercussions of their actions.
MobileMinder’s flagged words database and picture gallery features secure against these issues becoming major problems for children, parents or school staff. We are constantly trying to improve our service, so if you have any questions or feedback please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are currently being represented at the Mobile World Conference in Barcelona and our CEO is appearing on Lifetime TV’s The Balancing Act on Tuesday the 6th of March to talk about how MobileMinder can keep children safe using their phones. Click the link to see the promo- http://www.thebalancingact.com/video/?v=4UREXENAB03694. Be sure to tune in.
Weekly News Round-up 02/10/12
This week we revisit sexting and its steady rise in ‘popularity’ amongst children. Sexting is the sending of explicit images or text content between mobile phones. When this phenomenon becomes practiced among children it becomes a huge social problem.
In Hawaii last week there was much discussion about the possibility of making sexting illegal for minors. According to Hawaii News Now;
“Senate Bill 2222 prohibits adults from asking minors for nude pictures and it would also outlaw minors from sending nude pictures of themselves to adults or other kids.”
This recent development once again outlines the growing threat of children using smartphones without the proper safety precautions in place. There is obviously huge concern around the possibility of children being groomed and pressured into sending inappropriate pictures of themselves to unknown adults but a new concern is that it can now be entirely child based. The possession of an image on your phone of a naked child can constitute as child pornography and there have been cases where children under the age of 18 have been convicted. Acts of sexting can begin in a reasonably harmless way. Girls may send scantily clad pictures of themselves to their boyfriend (or vice versa) for fun and not necessarily due to any peer pressure. However if that person then sends the picture to others a huge problem can occur. The girl/boy may begin to be cyberbullied which in turn can lead to varying outcomes. There have been many suicides linked to children being cyberbullied.
It is a tragedy that can be easily stopped by simple steps. Awareness needs to be raised, advice on how to talk to children about these issues needs to be made public and services like MobileMinder need to be utilized. Our team at MobileMinder believes that Senate Bill 2222 is a positive move because it is proof that the issue of sexting is finally receiving attention, however we feel that a better step would be to make parents aware of services which can empower them to keep their children safe. With MobileMinder parents can ensure that their child’s phones do not contain any inappropriate images and if they do then they can remove those images through MobileMinder Online, solving the matter before it becomes a problem.