App Alerts Parents If Their Kids Are Sexting
Parents who worry about what their kids might be doing with their phones now have some help, with an app newly available in the U.S. that alerts them if their kids are sexting. After launching in the U.K. last year, the app Gallery Guardian became available in the U.S. yesterday.
It works by using artificial intelligence image recognition to scan kids' phones to detect images that might contain nudity, no matter whether the images were sent or received. If something is found, a real-time alert is sent to the parents.
However, the app doesn't allow the parents to actually see the images, with CEO Daniel Skowronski of the company that made the app, YIPO Technologies, explaining, "With Gallery Guardian, parents can protect their children while respecting their privacy."