Keeping Your Kids Safe

30 Jan

Keeping Your Kids Safe

There is nothing more important than the safety and well-being of our children.  As they grow up there are consistently more worries from cyberbullying, exposure to inappropriate online content, predators…the list is endless.  Once kids begin to drive, the potential dangers multiply.  We hope our kids tell us everything we need to know to help keep them safe but that ideal is not always the case.  The average American teen is online using various devices for up to seven hours daily by the time they are 16.  By the time they turn 16, an online security firm reports that one in 3 has regretted something they did online.  Technology has afforded a variety of options to traverse the fine line between trust and verify.  Is it spying or safe parenting?  Let’s look at some of the available options and let you decide.



Recognized by multiple organizations as “a best parenting app”, MamaBear allows you to disseminate family news, monitor social media, share locations and much more.  One particularly handy feature for the parents of new drivers is the speeding alert feature.  You can also set boundaries with the app and the GPS feature will alert you if the boundaries are breached.  “Come straight home from school” takes on a whole new meaning.  This app also features the ability to monitor postings on all social media postings and activity.



mSpy is a leading parental control app for smartphones that allows parents to monitor text messages, calls, current GPS location, Snapchat, WhatsApp and much more.  According to TopTrackingApps, mSpy is one of the top cell phone tracking apps in the world.  The main selling point of this app is that you can monitor multiple things with it such as who they call, what they text, which apps are used, number of contacts and GPS location.  The app is available for both Android and iOS phones and available by subscription with different levels including a free option with basic features.


The Spy Bubble

Another broad featured app, The Spy Bubble, also proports to be a suitable option for monitoring the phone of a suspected cheating spouse.  The software tracks all of the popular messaging apps; Facebook, WhatsApp, Snapchat and is compatible with both Android and iOS devices.  With the text message tracking feature, you can even remotely monitor messages that have been deleted.



According to PC Magazine, Mobicip is designed for the modern multi-device family, and its range of supported platforms is impressive.  The app supports a set of features at graded levels beginning with “middle school”.  This level includes the ability to block online shopping, gambling, dating, liquor and chat sites. The “high school” level blocks adult content, sexual content, weapon-related sites and violence. Blocking the sites rather than monitoring, however, can simply encourage the child to use a friend’s phone.  This app can also lock all family devices instantly, schedule time limits per device and has the ability for you to invite other users to view reports.


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