Yes, I DID receive a free 90 day trial for this. And Yes I DID receive it through Bzzagent.
TruCare has been monitoring my 15-year-old daughter’s Facebook page for 90 days now. I have received email alerts about all the adults she has friended and every time anyone used the word ”party” on her page or comments.
I have even received alerts that she friended someone outside her normal network.
However, it is the monitoring of her private messages that have been the most helpful.
I received an email from TrueCare that said that there was a private message between her an another that contained the words “hand job“.
I clicked on the link they provide that takes you to the page where the content is posted. ( you must have their password for this service) And there I found private messages between her and her boyfriend. He was pressuring her terribly for sexual favors. To my delight she was not giving in to his whining, and guilt tripping her, and all the other things you don’t want to think your sons are doing.
Now, needless to say I have confiscated her phone, computer and banned her from seeing this kid. (using the actual screen shots of the conversation as currency.)
And to my surprise this whole discussion with my daughter was not a heated, door slamming one. She seemed to understand. She did Cry and plead her case, but to no avail.
This is my daughter, and THAT is not going to happen.
I can’t help but wonder what may have transpired if I had not found out about this conversation. If I had not been given the opportunity to have this discussion with her last night. Was she on the verge of giving in? What tactic was he going to use next? Would it have worked? I may have never known.
$4.99 a month is what it’s going to cost me to keep this service.
I am posting a picture of one of the emails I have gotten. A different one mind you, and edited for “internet safety” purposes. Just so you can see.
Please share this with parents of teens. It’s just another app just like Farmville or any of those other strange things they are letting access their info. Might as well put one to good use.
Update (yeah, I know I just posted this) Crying and slamming doors has begun. I guess it was a delayed reaction. Cest la vie!