Meet the Founder | Socially Know | Social Media Seat Belt

Hi, I’m Betsy Dawson.  I’m a single mother of a teenage son and founder of SociallyKnow.
betsyMy boy is like virtually every other teenager today: constantly online.  And there’s nowhere he spends more time than on Facebook.
Though I’m a friend of his on Facebook, which allows me to see most everything that goes on, I found that it’s very easy to miss something – including important “somethings” – unless I spend as much time on the site as he does.
Like you, I have a good child and I pride myself on being a good parent.  But you know, that’s not the issue.  I’m also a good driver, but I would never get behind the wheel without my seatbelt.  And I’d never let him do so either.
So I created SociallyKnow to be my “social media seatbelt.”  It provides me with the peace of mind that my son isn’t being bullied or harassed online.  With SociallyKnow, I get a notification email if my son is in contact online with people that I have disapproved.  I am alerted if he sends or receives messages that contain key words from our extensive lexicon of graphic, offensive, bullying, harassing or drug/alcohol-related language.  I can also see every photo posted of him online, so I can help him understand how some images can harm his reputation.
I not only can see any potentially worrisome issues related to my son’s interactions with his friends but, just as important, I know if a “friend of a friend” is a cause for alarm.
My friends with teenage daughters count on SociallyKnow even more than I do!
As we like to say, SociallyKnow helps good parents parent better.  And that starts with me.  So, I’m not only a founder… I truly rely on SociallyKnow to help protect my son from threats that he often doesn’t recognize.
I invite you to try it out for yourself – free of charge – for 30 days.  I think you’ll find some new peace of mind as well.

Right now on OurKidsMom you can win a 6 months subscription to Socially Know RV $71 (ends 3/16)!

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  1. Leslie Galloway says

    This is a great idea for a product. We don’t let the kids have tv’s in their rooms for fear of what they might watch, but with the computer… it’s not like you can hear curse words flying out of it and say… oh, nope! None of that. It’s much harder to monitor.

    And I LOVE that it’s from the mind of a mom. Thank you for the info!

  2. Nicole Carter says

    Thank you for awesome iPad 3 giveaway, awesome blog!

  3. Diane K says

    Very interesting!

  4. Jimmy Arcade says

    This is a good idea and I applaud you for taking the initiative of starting your own business. That’s great!

  5. randy fulgham says

    beesavy sent me -thanks,i want to win a i-pad3

  6. Kathy Smith says

    Every parent should have the capability to be able to see whats going on in there children’s life!

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