There is no balancing act more nuanced than enabling the kids handle effective use of technology. This is a struggle which parents have to constantly deal with. If you are a parent to a mischievous teen, you must have a first-hand experience to substance use, falling grades, slammed doors, etc. Adolescence is an age of rebellion. It’s the time when parents are most confused about how to handle with kids, either become too friendly or get authoritative.
Since we live in the age of technology, why can’t parents solve this problem using technology, like they do in all other matters? Yes, if you’re thinking how, there’s a way to it. It’s called cellphone monitoring!
In contrast to our generation when the kids were busy playing outdoors with friends and neighbours, kids today are more interested in their gadgets. They own cellphones from quite an early age which gives them access to almost everything, thanks to the internet. They’re seen being hooked to their phones day and night, endlessly texting their friends and strangers. Since you can’t frequently confront them to whom they’re texting, the only resort to ensure their safety is a text monitoring app.
Text monitoring – a myth or reality?
You must have seen spy movies in which they use hi-tech gadgets to solve a mystery. The spy agents have to don special eyewear or disguise themselves so that they the target cannot suspect he’s being spied on. Well, this cinematic imagination has come out to be true and it’s pretty easy. No need to use complex gadgets or tech-savvy software as shown on TV. There are mobile monitoring apps that can be installed in your kid’s phone and then enable you to discreetly monitor their every activity.
All you need to do is install the parental monitoring software in your kid’s phone, and breathe a sigh of relief. Leave the rest to the monitoring app to determine what your child does. You simply have to remotely access all the information offered by the software, which you can do at any time and place.
TrackMyFone, for example, is a parental app that is designed to monitor kids’ activities. It is a text monitoring app which can help you determine with whom your child is having a message correspondence. The app is compatible with all iOS and android devices so whether your kid owns an iPhone or an android phone, you can easily monitor his messages.
Why focusing on text messaging? Because it is the most convenient form of communication among the alias generation. Things you can’t say out loud, you can convey them through messages and they have emojis too, to share your expressions with your contacts. Therefore, the message folder of your kid is the key monitoring aspect of extracting information about your child.
Prioritizing kids’ safety
In the current digital age, kids have their own ‘paradox of privacy’. Those who reach adolescence shut their parents out of their lives, trying to become more independent and mature. With the changing trends in social patterns, this privacy can often lead to various evils. Children today find no harm in meeting strangers and getting to know them. Exchanging number is the first thing get done. Then begins the message correspondence. In order to keep pace with the dynamic trends, parents use text monitoring appso that they can keep a watch over their kids and determine what company they keep.
Using an app like TrackMyFone allows parents to read not only the message content but also offers them detailed information including the name of the message sender/receiver, their contact number, date and time stamp, etc. Also, if you don’t recognize a number with whom your kid is chatting away or you’re concerned that your kid may be involved in some unauthorized activity, you can also watch-list words so that if some unapproved activity is taking place, you will be immediately notified through instant alerts.
Date and time stamps let you determine the phone usage patterns of your kid, that is at what times do they message and with whom they’re in conversation at a late hour. Moreover, since you can remotely monitor the text messages through web-based control panel, you can read even the texts that are deleted by your kid once he’s read them.
So you don’t have to miss out on anything as the online console offers live feed to parents by regularly updating the child activity.