A Facebook trend called 'guns and poses' has prompted a new smart phone app which alerts parents to questionable content posted by their child.
We're talking about children posing with guns, talking about guns, violence, cyber bullying, even sexting one another.
Mitch Butler is with Image Vision, a Texas software company powering a new app called "EyeGuardian" which tracks these Facebook posts and alerts parents.
"There are steps to walk through to connect their child's Facebook account to the parent's EyeGuardian account," Butler tells KTRH News. "To make that connect, the parent must have the child's Facebook password."
According to Butler, that's where better parenting comes in.
"My children know their cell phones are actually mine, because they're in my name and I pay the bill. They also know when they get the keys to the car, it's mine," he says.
"It's the parents that care about their kids and want to be actively involved and help their kids," Butler adds. "A kid could post something today that could affect whether they get into college, or affect whether they get that first job."
EyeGuardian's website says roughly one million Facebook users age 13 and under were either harassed, threatened or bullied in the past year.