While it prides itself in bringing an innovative approach to the social media arena, Sqeeqee, pronounced “squeaky,” said its security policies are based and similar to those used by other websites but will be revised in the future.
In addition, new Sqeeqee accounts are closed to children younger than 13 years old.
Sqeeqee CEO Jenny Ta said social networking companies have the active responsibility to protect minors from possible harmful elements.
She added that the company has integrated protection into Sqeeqee.com, and that it will continue to review and refine its protective procedures.
Young teenagers who open new Sqeeqee accounts will be notified with this message:
“Welcome to Sqeeqee! We have sent a message to your parent(s) / guardian(s) asking them to confirm their relationship to you. You’ll be able to use your new Sqeeqee account and all its exciting features just as soon as we receive parent/guardian confirmation.”
Sqeeqee then automatically delivers a notification asking the parent or guardian chosen by the teenager to verify their relationship.
Without the confirmation, the new users cannot avail of all the services provided by the social networking site.
Ta said the protective procedures is similar to the ones used by other service providers in the social media industry so new Sqeeqee users will feel comfortable during the registration.
Apart from the protective registration procedures required from minors, all Sqeeqee users will receive protection by a new security feature built to flag or filter offensive or inappropriate content.
If five users flag the same content for review, Sqeeqee will automatically hide the content until a final decision is reached in regard to its aptness.
Content management settings include reposting or deleting content, or closing the offending account.
Sqeeqee assured users that it uses Secure Sockets Layer encryption to improve the security of transactions within the website.
Sqeeqee brands itself as the first social media website to provide a “social networthing experience” that offers users and companies the ability to monetize their profiles and share ad revenues, and simultaneously interacts and use common features found on other social networks.
Ta said Sqeeqee combines popular features from Facebook, Google+, Twitter, YouTube, eBay, Amazon, Indiegogo, Kickstarter, Groupon, GoFundMe, and Pinterest.