Monitoring your child's online social networking

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One of the ways I monitor my kids on social networks, such as Facebook, is I've signed up for outside services such as Family Cigna or Safe Social, which will monitor what my kids write on Facebook and alert me if they use any key words. Although I've had a number of alerts, none of them was anything I had to worry about, such as when my daughter used the word "hang," I want to hang with you. They thought the word "hang" was something that I should know about. Or when she mentioned that she had a gun. She had gotten a marshmallow gun, but because she had the word "gun" in it, I was alerted. Although I haven't had to react on anything, it's nice to know that there is a monitoring service out there that tells me of things I might need to be aware of. I'm also friends with my kids on Facebook, so I can look and see who their friends are.

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Linda Perry

"Peachhead" Mom

Linda was born and raised in Venice, California, and has always been an active member of the community. She has worked for the same law firm since 1985, and started Peachhead as a hobby in 1997. She currently lives in Venice with her husband and two daughters. 

In addition to being the sole creator of Peachhead Familes, she was personally selected by Nintendo as their "Ambassador Mom" when they introduced the Wii gaming system (USA Today). She  has also been selected to be on the Parenting Team Advisory board for the DisneyFamily.com website, and was chosen to be an Alpha Mom for Broadway Theatre in Los Angeles. Linda has been featured on the Today Show and in The New York Times. In order to ensure online connections become more personal, Linda also hosts periodic "Peachhead Days" and Moms Nights Out.In her free time, Linda likes to read, exercise, and go to the beach. She is a charter member of two book clubs, loves to travel, and enjoys going out with her family and friends. Her motto is "lovin' life." 

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