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I found Screen Retriever to be a well-rounded program; it does what it claims to do and I didn’t encounter any bugs or problems.
Screen Retriever, is a monitoring program that allows parents to record and remotely view their children’s computer screen in real time.
The program lets you “check-in” on your children from time to time without being too intrusive.
If they are using your location to somehow improve the service, it’s probably no big deal, but if they at any point they decide to broadcast user location to other users, that is not safe for teens.
According to one estimate, nearly 2 million people used the app in the last month.
First of all, the age limit is 13 years old, but like so many other apps and social networks, they don’t ask a user’s age at signup so they aren’t even trying to exclude the kids.
We have reached out to the company for comment on the location thing, and will update this post for clarity if and when we hear back.
If your teen or tween is active online and you are having trouble keeping up, we can help.
According to an article at The Verge: “A friend of a friend can enter your chat, and when they do, a banner warning “Stranger danger! You can “wave” at other users to send them a push notification inviting them to join you — like a Face Time call, sure, but a bit less thirsty.
And you can lock your room for privacy.” Other than the location tracking, we don’t see any real red flags here.
Thanks to its anonymous nature, finding girls to chat with can be a difficult prospect.