Cellular News reports that Avalanche Mobile
has launched the Avalance Instant Messaging Filter (IMF), a software platform that lets parents monitor their kids'
texting activities, and even suspend messaging functions during school hours or any other time they deem necessary.
Parents can also whiltelist themselves or others so they can get through during downtimes -- other messages that are
sent during those times are held and delivered later. According to Avalance, "the IMF is installed
transparently on the existing SS7 links, allowing it to operate without interfering with existing voice
and data traffic." No word yet on pricing or availability.