Do you know what your child does on his or her cell phone? Do you monitor their behavior? We have put together a set of tips and tricks for parents who are either digitally challenged or tech savvy. Here are 6 Things You Need to Monitor on Your Child’s Cell Phone.
Over the years, parenting has evolved tremendously. Initially, parents were more conservative and hands-on in the lives of their children, but now with changing times and excessive workloads, parents have found digital methods of keeping an eye on their kids’ whereabouts and activities.
While some parents may be tech savvy, others are not. We have put together a set of tips and tricks for parents who are either digitally challenged or tech savvy.
Call logs are document who your kids are interacting with. However, instead of checking your kid’s phone and making them feel like you don’t trust them enough, now you can do this remotely via spy applications.
Not only can you have complete logs at your disposal, you can also now record calls and even track where the call has originated from.
Kids tend to explore places on their own, which means they can wander off to places that they shouldn’t go to. However, you still want to give your kids their space in a protective manner.
Children monitoring applications allow you to sit in the comfort of your own home and keep tabs on your kids’ whereabouts. You can even set location parameters which will send you an automatic notification if your child leaves a predefined “safe zone.”
If he or she is on low battery, you can also get notifications to help you remind them to charge their device.
Messaging apps and texting tools in your kids’ phone are like a magnet that keeps them attached 24/7. With calls, you can hear tidbits, but with messages you may be kept unaware of who your child is interacting with.
Spy applications give you complete logs and lists with whole conversations. Some applications are cloud-based where complete conversations are stored without your child knowing.
Most teens and some pre-teens are connected through social media. Most parents are worried that their children will get involved with the wrong crowds. To counter this and protect children from online predators, parents can keep tabs on their kids’ social media activity through monitoring applications.
This does not require that you follow your child. What gets posted or who they befriend is all tracked with one simple application.
Photos & Videos
Photos and videos on devices are not always safe. They are mishandled and stolen over the internet and can lead to bullying as well. But with a monitoring application, you don’t have to worry about these problems.
You can keep track of the photos clicked from the kids’ phone as well as all of the media received.
Children are curious by nature. With full access to the world’s library (the internet), there are many things that parents need to protect them from. Complete web histories can be erased virtually, but with strong spy software, you will always have a backup of all internet activity including searches.
Other things you can monitor are:
- Uploads and downloads.
- Website access.
- Use of search terms.
- Malicious content including applications from downloading to your kids’ devices.
Digital parenting is all about virtual tabs. Parents can now easily keep track of their kids’digital activities. Kids are vulnerable to the changing trends.
Tracking your child so intricately is a way to keep them safe. Tracking may lead to your mistrust if they find out. It is always recommended to let your children know expectations, that they are being monitored, and the consequences of not adhering.
Other Posts to Help You Keep Your Kids Safe:
- Things to Consider When Giving Your Child His or Her First Mobile Phone
- Internet Safety for Kids
- How to Keep Kids Safe Online
- Easy Home Security Tips Every Parent Should Teach Their Kids
- After School Safety: Tips for Keeping Kids Safe Until You Get Home
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I agree about monitoring your child’s phone. These days kids are getting into technology that isn’t filtered and get into strange things they wouldn’t have without it. I track my 2 kids phones with a free app that lets me view their texts, phone location, ect. I only check it if I can’t get a hold of them to see if they are safe. I dont care what other parents say, my kids safety is what matters most!
These are really great tips for parents! There’s nothing wrong with allowing your child to have a cellp
I am less agree with the commenter above me. It’s very easy to provide your kid a smartphone but it’s hard to monitor him all the time. As we all know technology is updating day by day and we’ve lot of non-tech savvy parents in our circle who even don’t know how to operate a smartphone properly. So it’s good if they keep an eye on his/her child cellphone through any monitoring application and protect them from the harm of internet.
I think these are great suggestions for monitoring. Thank you for sharing this!
Thanks for sharing helpful material. One more thing I want to add that is call recording. Due to long calls durations of your child is may be harmful to their life. The mostly new generation is living in digital devices and it might be serious caution of your new child development.
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