We made some changes to the ThirdParent website in the last few weeks and among the biggest is the addition of a live, interactive demo or our Parent Portal.
The Parent Portal is our output for parents who sign up for the service, and was designed to give parents exactly the information they need to enable better digital parenting.
The demo portal portrays a fabricated kid, with clickable links and representative examples of what we find in the course of an audit. A few of the sections may contain information that is not immediately obvious to someone who isn’t a subscriber. Let’s walk through some of them:
Aliases – Listed in this section are aliases or screen names being used by your child that were found by ThirdParent in the course of your audit. If your child’s Twitter handle is @MattyWingnuts rather than his real name, we let you know.
Found Social Networks and Websites – The social media or website icons listed in this window correspond to the online content that we found in the course of your audit. You can click on each icon for a link to your child’s account.
Your Safe Grade – In this section, you will find a letter grade of A, B, C or F. The Safe grade applies only to possible risks related to safety issues, such as predator risk, unsafe contact or indications that your child may be the victim of cyberbullying. Accounts with a Safe grade of A have no issues. Accounts with a Safe grade of B or C have issues that may need attention. Accounts with an F grade have at least one issue that in our opinion requires immediate attention.
Your Clean Grade – This section also provides a letter grade of A, B, C or F. The Clean grade applies only to possible issues related to proper conduct and content. Accounts with a Clean grade of A have no issues. Accounts with a Clean grade of B or C have issues that may need attention. Accounts with an F grade have at least one issue that in our opinion requires immediate attention.
Profile and Content Scoring – Your account is graded Good, Warning or Bad on 14 metrics that we look at. Please note that your account will only receive one score for each metric. For example, if your privacy settings are unsafe on multiple social networks, you will only receive a warning on 1/13 metrics.
Description of Flagged Content and Recommendations – In this section you will see a description of any issue(s) being flagged as unsafe or inappropriate, and recommendations for resolving issues if they are readily available. Please keep in mind that there may be some issues flagged that you do not feel are problematic.
Screenshots of Content – You can click on any image in his section and see a larger version of the content that we deemed to have a potential issue.
Links to Content – If one is available, a link to flagged content will be found here. You can view it in a new browser window.
Summary – More Information including links to helpful resources and the date your audit was completed.
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