Education, Technology Firms Team To Distribute Child Safety App
Ashley Tutors Partners With Code 9 Mobile For Summer Program
Washington, DC June 9, 2012—Metro area parents have a new technology tool to help keep their children safe this summer.
Local tutoring expert Ashley Tutors is teaming up with Code 9 Mobile to offer a free smart phone application for all area parents to use this summer. The app provides detailed insights about how children use their phones and alerts parents if their children use dangerous terms regarding alcohol, drugs or sexting in text messages. Real-time GPS location tracking is also provided, as is the ability to block calls during curfew hours, such as late at night.
“Code9 Mobile is a pioneer in smart phone interactivity. Their mission of keeping kids safe and helping families communicate fits perfectly with our values,” said Ashley Tutors President Joshua Chernikoff. “Code9 Mobile on your child’s phone is a unique way to help keep your child safe from people who may be bullying them or exerting undue peer pressure.”
Parents can download the app for free from the Ashley Tutors website (http://www.ashleytutors.com/code9/) beginning June 15th. All premium features of the app will remain free from June 15 to September 1, providing parents with another tool to help keep their children safe this summer.
“We are excited to partner with Ashley Tutors to help kids stay safe and support family communications. As a premier DC tutoring company, they are a natural partner to bring our technology platform directly to parents”, said Chet Thaker, CEO of Code9 Mobile.
Through Code9’s software suite, Ashley Tutors is further assisting parents with fresh insight and clear reports about how their kids deal with an increasingly digital and mobile world.
Code9 empowers parents to have meaningful conversations with their children about appropriate mobile behaviors further supporting the parent-child communication fostered by Ashley Tutors.
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About Ashley Tutors
Ashley Tutors is an education services company based in Washington, DC. Over the last five years, CEO Joshua Chernikoff and a team of more than 60 tutors have helped more than 1,200 DC area families learn. The company also created multiple, unique public-private partnerships allowing local schools to continue offering after-school programs threatened by budget constraints. For more information, visit http://www.ashleytutors.com.
About Code9 Mobile
Code9 Mobile, LLC is a Maryland based technology leader that offers parents a smartphone solution to help them keep their kids safe. Their core product alerts parents about critical social issues in their child’s network of friends and can identify problems like drug and alcohol use, sexting, depression and contact with strangers in time for parents to intercede and protect their children. For more information, visit http://www.code9mobile.com.