Parents really need to be proactive if they want to keep their children safe from predators and inappropriate relationships. We are now living in a digital age where every child has a smartphone they use to communicate with their parents and friends. As a parent, you need to ensure that your child is not being exploited or getting themselves into trouble. While you want to give your children the freedom to make their own choices you should consider utilizing advanced mobile spy software to stay on top of things.
How to Covertly Monitor Your Children
One way of keeping tabs on what your child is doing is to purchase a new smartphone for them but prior to giving them the phone, you could install advanced mobile spy software. This software is hidden inside the smartphone where the child would not be able to find it. When the software is running it will document each and every text message your child sends and receives. Along with the text messages, it stores images, communications on social networking platforms and even audio calls being made. After the software has been installed you can access it remotely via an online panel so you can easily track your child in real-time.
There will be proponents who claim that this software is violating your child’s right to privacy however as a parent your rights supersede those plus you are paying for the phone so you own it.
Noticing Changes in Child Behavior
We touched on using technology to monitor your child’s activity but something we should cover is how your child behaves. Something that you will need to do is pay close attention to who your child spends time with and what activities they are doing. If you notice there is a change in what your kid is doing it could be simply “teenage angst” but it could be something else. Children are resourceful and may have come up with a workaround for avoiding the software you installed on their smartphone, for example purchasing a prepaid phone which you would know nothing about. If you are seeing changes in the child’s behavior or they are not interacting with you like they once did then you should consider that a clear sign that something is wrong.
Find Out Who Your Children Hangout With
A great way to keep your children safe is to find out who they are hanging out with, spending time to better understand your kids and who they associate with should give you clearer insight into whether your child is making good choices. While you cannot control every aspect of your child’s’ life you can be proactive and enable them to make better decisions. Prior to installing any type of tracking software, you should speak with the other parent to make sure they are onboard with this. Parenting takes a team effort and consistency if you want to provide your child with all the best things life has to offer.