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National PTA and TeenSafe Extend Collaboration to Empower Parents to Help Keep Kids Safe in the Digital Age and Reclaim Family Time

Media Contact:
Heidi May Wilson
Media Relations Manager
703-518-1242
hmay@PTA.org

ALEXANDRIA, VA. (December 1, 2016)National PTA® and TeenSafe announced today an extension of their collaboration to help parents safeguard their children when using technology and reclaim important family time. TeenSafe is the creator of iPhone, Android and tablet monitoring software and a new mobile app that enables parents to halt activity on their children’s devices. As a Member Benefit Provider of National PTA, TeenSafe is offering parents a seven-day free trial of its tools. Parents can also use TeenSafe’s new “Pause” feature for free.

“With the ever-increasing of the use of technology among children and teens, parents have expressed concerns about the amount of time their children are spending on their devices, as well as how to keep them safe while online,” said Laura Bay, president of National PTA. “National PTA is pleased to continue our collaboration with TeenSafe to empower parents to set limits and safeguard their children in the digital age.”

By using TeenSafe’s iOS and Android software, parents can supervise their children’s “digital life” by monitoring their text messages, calls, social media and web activity. Parents can also pause apps, text messages and internet browsing on their children’s devices from anywhere at any time through TeenSafe’s new mobile tool. The “Pause” button is designed to help parents set limits for their children’s screen use so they can focus on tasks at hand—driving, homework or spending quality time with family. 

“Our children are addicted to their phones at such an early age,” said TeenSafe co-founder Scott Water. “It impacts their social lives, their schoolwork, even their safety. We have a responsibility to look out for anything that could harm our children’s future. That’s what TeenSafe is for: to take back control and protect our kids from online and offline dangers.”

For more information about the benefits available to PTA members through TeenSafe, visit PTA.org/Benefits.

About National PTA

National PTA® comprises millions of families, students, teachers, administrators, and business and community leaders devoted to the educational success of children and the promotion of family engagement in schools. PTA is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit association that prides itself on being a powerful voice for all children, a relevant resource for families and communities, and a strong advocate for public education. Membership in PTA is open to anyone who wants to be involved and make a difference for the education, health, and welfare of children and youth.

About TeenSafe

TeenSafe created the first parental iPhone monitoring solution and is the iOS and Android service of choice amongst families with over one million sign-ups to date. TeenSafe’s secure technology provides parents with the tools to safeguard their children’s "digital lives" through deleted texts, group chat, Kik Messenger and much more. TeenSafe, a proud sponsor of National PTA, is "built by Parents for Parents." Follow TeenSafe on its blog.