Much has been made about protecting your digital footprint lately. (Thank you, Apple and the FBI, for bringing this issue center stage). And, according to tech experts who follow such trends, it would seem that many people are starting to pay attention — especially when it comes to protecting their children’s privacy using encrypted communications.
The argument against encryption goes like this: it allows those who exploit children to “go dark.” While that is true, encryption is also a powerful tool that can help protect children from those same predators, as well as bullies and others who want to harm your kids. In short, encryption is not just for privacy and security, but also for personal safety as well as peace of mind.
Think of it this way: your phone and other digital devices contain almost all of your personal information — your current and previous locations, your home address, information about your family and friends, records of your calls and texts, email messages, and every website you’ve ever visited. This means that all that information is up for grabs. And in the wrong hands, it can also endanger your children.
The good news is that protecting and encrypting your kids’ information has never been easier or more cost-efficient. The Gabriel app, available at the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store, was designed and built with personal privacy and security as its foundation by VirnetX, an Internet security software and technology company. For only $50 per year for five users (that’s only $4.17 per month), you can be assured that your children’s communications — when they talk, video, chat, text, email, or share photos or documents — are safe and secure. No one will be able to see, hear, or intercept your kids’ communications other than the parties they are in contact with because Gabriel does not transmit or store its data with any third party — not even VirnetX. It is person-to-person, end-to-end encryption that all but eliminates opportunities for hackers.