Cyber Bullying

OpenView considers itself a top venture capital firm, especially when it comes to Boston venture capital and as such we find it highly important to be tied to our community and look for companies that not only impact bottom lines but can help improve quality of life, safety, security, etc.

There has been a lot of press into the newest form of school aged bullying. Kids are turning to the internet to tease, criticize (or worse) their classmates and peers in what’s been dubbed “Cyber Bullying”. It has been big news here in Boston as of late when a local girl took her life recently allegedly due to the effects of cyber bullying: cyber bullying
Enter United Parents, www.unitedparents.com. United Parents provides early alerts in possible abnormal relationships with children online. The technology is an “invisible community” that helps shield children from online predators. Their software monitors and tracks thirty various parameters within a child’s online presence and then builds profiles of bullys. Once a predator is found/identified they are stopped from communicating with anyone and subsequently banned from any other site that is protected by United Parents. Parents can also be notified via email and or SMS. Hopefully this start up can connect the dots between technology and law.

For those out there with young kids or looking to try it out: Sign-up for the beta by emailing [email protected]

Peter Zotto
Peter Zotto
GM

Peter Zotto is the GM at Price Intelligently. Previously he was an analyst at OpenView where he helped to identify qualified investment opportunities.
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