Adolescence is a rebellious age. Kids do all sorts of adventurous stuff to gain attention of their colleagues and friends. They get involved in some of the activities due to the peer pressure. In order to hang out with the ‘cool’ group or be appreciated among their friends, kids may adopt some dangerous activities too.
In the current techno-digital era, cybercrimes are reported to have increased. These mostly involve kids and the internet. Many kids face threats of online violence, harassment, digital abuse etc. This can affect their physical and mental health. Due to the prevalence of tech gadgets, sexualization of these devices has increased. The lustful activities can now take place on your smartphone through texting or using some app.
Most of the kids today use texting as a communication platform to befriend each other. According to the reports of Pew Research Center, 83percent of the Americans own cellphones and 73percent of them use text message for communication. Since the texting is flexible, affordable and also offers numerous emoticons, it is the best platform to exchange your messages. This advancement has gamified the process of digital love. Kids are more interested in digital dating rather than physical dating. They can easily fake into a character liked by a person they are talking to, and have a good time pass for a while.
How online monitoring can help?
Though the word ‘spy’ is generally used as a negative connotation but it often serves an innocent purpose. You might want to catch your cheating partner, or your fraudulent employees, or to protect your kids from potential threats.
You cannot be always around your kids. Teens prefer their own privacy and freedom therefore; it is less likely that your teen will share all his problems with you. Confronting your teen is not the right approach as it may develop trust issues between you and your kids. So the viable option is to spy on text messages of your kids using a monitoring software.
A spying app is developed to monitor all the activities of your kids by extracting their information form the tech devices they use. As kids are hooked to their phones day and night, smartphones are the best device to track their every movement. A spy app installed in your kid’s phone will allow you to monitor all their text messages, without letting them know.
There is a plethora of spy apps that offer covert monitoring. They work quietly in the background and allow remote monitoring to the parents. all the data related to text messages in transferred from the target’s phone to the online console of the user device. Here, a live feed of all the text messages is shown to the parents.
When you spy on text messages using a monitoring app, you can read not only the message content but also the message details available with it. These include the name of message sender/receiver, their Apart from reading the text messages, you can view other details including name of message sender/receiver, their contact number, and date and time stamp. Some top-rated spy apps offer geo-tags, an icon similar to Google balloon maps, which determines the exact location of the message sender/receiver when a particular message was sent/received.
Moreover, to catch your kid while sexting, you can add specific words in the spy app such as ‘sex’ or ‘nudes’ so that whenever these words are used in message correspondence, you will receive instant alerts on your device. This can help parents make an informed decision about their kids and control their usage of tech gadgets.