• June 1, 2020

EarthLink Launches Safe Internet Solution for Families - Odessa American: Business

e-Edition Subscribe

EarthLink Launches Safe Internet Solution for Families

Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Thursday, May 21, 2020 10:40 am | Updated: 11:01 am, Thu May 21, 2020.

ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 21, 2020--

EarthLink, a leading provider of internet and online services, today announced the launch of a content monitoring and screen time management service to help create a safer internet. EarthLink Guardian is now available as part of the EarthLink Secure product portfolio. The parental monitoring service – powered by Bark Technologies and aimed primarily at protecting youth online – is available to EarthLink customers for three months at no charge.

EarthLink Guardian monitors texts, email, YouTube, and 30+ apps and social media platforms for signs of issues like cyberbullying, adult content, sexual predators, drug use, depression, suicidal ideation, threats of violence, and more. Parents and guardians get timely email and text alerts along with recommended actions to help guide them through potential issues on a secure dashboard.

“EarthLink is committed to helping parents provide a safe online environment for their children,” said Glenn Goad, EarthLink CEO. “We’re also committed to partnering with companies that have technologies that work best for our customers. EarthLink Guardian offers a reliable strategic solution to help alleviate parents’ safety concerns.”

The announcement is especially timely in light of the current pandemic. Recently released data collected since shelter-in-place began in mid-March indicates a 23% increase in the number of predators escalated to law enforcement who were detected through the technology behind EarthLink Guardian.

“EarthLink Guardian is launching at a critical time of need,” said EarthLink Chief Product Officer Leon Hounshell. “With young people spending upwards of eight hours per day on their devices in quarantine, the mission of creating a safer internet for families has never been more essential.”

EarthLink customers who subscribe to EarthLink Guardian through July 31, 2020, receive monitoring at no charge for 90-days and after that at a significant discount. Details can be found at www.earthlink.net/earthlink-guardian/.

About EarthLink:

EarthLink offers secure, fast, and affordable internet access with coverage available to more households and small businesses in the U.S. than any other Internet Service Provider. EarthLink also provides premium email and privacy and security products for Consumers, while delivering digital marketing solutions and website design for Small Businesses. Founded in 1994 and headquartered in Atlanta, GA, EarthLink is now redefining the next revolution in telecom with a customer-centric, asset-light model focused on partnerships and an enhanced customer experience that includes no data caps, no throttling, and no mandatory bundles. To learn more, visit earthlink.net.

View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200521005532/en/

CONTACT: Meredith Fletcher





SOURCE: EarthLink

Copyright Business Wire 2020.

PUB: 05/21/2020 11:40 AM/DISC: 05/21/2020 11:40 AM


© 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Odessa, TX

Current Conditions

Humidity: 77%
Winds: ESE at 8mph
Feels Like: 68°

Your Extended Forecast


High 82°/Low 64°
Thunderstorms developing in the afternoon. Highs in the low 80s and lows in the mid 60s.


High 89°/Low 67°
More sun than clouds. Highs in the upper 80s and lows in the upper 60s.


High 93°/Low 67°
Times of sun and clouds. Highs in the low 90s and lows in the upper 60s.
Online Features

Pet Central


Having a pet is a lot of responsibility, and we’ll help by giving you lots of tips and tricks! More >>



Our fitness articles will help teach you how to work out with gym- and home-based exercises. More >>



Enjoy the crosswords challenge in our free daily puzzles, from the harder Sunday crossword to the quicker daily. More >>



Every Sudoku has a unique solution that can be reached logically. Enter numbers into the blank spaces so that each row, column and 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 to 9. More >>

  • ALL-ACCESS: Subscribe to our e-edition and premium website at myoaoa.com.
    You can read your daily newspaper without taking a walk to the driveway.
    Look back at yesterday's newspaper, or issues from months ago with our archive feature.
    Call circulation at 432-337-7314 to sign up today.