This app operates totally in the background, so your kids may not necessarily know they’re being watched if you don’t tell them.But Teen Safe won’t let you see what apps your kids are using — which means your SMS snooping can be easily circumvented if they use a third-party texting app like Snapchat or Whats App.You can also see every app she’s installed on her phone and limit the time spent inside an app or group of apps each day.
This app, also available for i OS, lets me see whom he talks to, the sites he visits, his location on a map, and all of his text messages via a Web dashboard.
(Teen Safe also lets you monitor kids’ Instagram and Facebook accounts.) For this service you pay $15 a month; that price covers all the teens in your house.
Various surveys estimate that anywhere from 10 to 40 percent of teens have sent or received sexually explicit text expelled for taking upskirt videos of their biology teacher and sharing them around the school.
Law enforcement officials in Texas are going to insane lengths to prosecute a 17-year-old who texted nude photos of himself to his 15-year-old girlfriend, accusing him of trafficking in child porn.
Some are definitely more Big Motherish than others, though, and I guarantee your kids won’t like any of them." data-reactid="60"Well, you have plenty of options besides blending their phones.
There are dozens of mobile apps that let you know what your kids are doing on their phones—and impose limits.
The tool I installed on my daughter’s phone is called Time Away, a brand-new (and free) Android app developed by Googler Tamara Sanderson.
Time Away shows you how many hours your child is spending on her phone each day and then lets you set up schedules — so you can turn it off during school hours or at bedtime, and set up mandatory “timeouts” where the phone is unavailable.
(CTIA-The Wireless Association maintains a comprehensive list here.) You may need to cobble several of them together to get all the features you want, though, and many services cost or more a month.