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Guiding device usage: This App makes it a Snap

If you are a parent you might desire to be aware of what your children are doing on their electronic devices, so that you can provide guidance to help them develop good habits. In that, you would not be alone: "Surveys, including by the Pew Research Center, have found that two-thirds of parents check their children’s digital footprints..."*

Let me cut to the chase. Serafino Software™ is offering a product called Snap Screen™ which will take pictures of what is on your children's displays at somewhat random times and sends them to you to help you be aware of what they are doing so that you can provide guidance to help them develop good habits. This way, they can know that what they are doing could be observed any time Snap Screen™ is running. But, it also saves you time because you won't have to be there watching what they are doing the whole time.

Snap Screen™ does not limit the number of devices to supervise. It supports supervising from the web and currently supports supervising computers. Support for supervising mobile devices is hopefully coming soon.

I know that money doesn't grow on trees, so we are offering the Standard Edition, which supports up to 1,000 screen snaps per month, for free. You can try the app with no obligation, and see how it works for you:

Since I already know you are going to love it ;) you can remove the monthly snap limit and subscribe to the Premium edition for only $5 per month. I feel that's a small price to pay to know you are helping provide guidance about usage of electronic devices for your family.

Once again, here is the web page to get started. Let me know if you have any difficulty. Please connect to start supervising and subscribe to the premium edition now:

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