Cell Phone Tracking: Tackling Teens
Steven Meltzer from UrbanTimes reports on cell phone technology :
Is a smartphone really necessary? That question has been haunting parents for a while now. As the average teen’s life becomes more and more tech-centric, we usually get to see a mobile device in the hands of passing teens. According
to a survey 84% of American teens are proud owners of a cell phone. Apart from what brand to purchase and what data plan to activate, there are certain other things that need to be considered while purchasing a smartphone for your teen. While as responsible parents, it is impossible that you will not talk to your teens about the difference between use and misuse of cell phones it is also necessary that you take some measures on your part for the safety of your teen.
Rearing a teenager
Teenage is a very volatile time period. It is when a person experiences the most bumps on the road while unpredictability is a thing that happens every other day. Getting your teen a cell phone has its pros as well as cons but making use of cell phone monitoring apps, you can control its misuse to a great extent.
Here are several situations in which parents can install monitoring apps on their teens’ cell phones:
Working or single parents
If you’re a working parent then odds are you don’t have a lot of time to have a proper sit down with your teen and explain to them long-term repercussions of misusing a cell phone. This is where cell phone monitoring apps come to your rescue. You can keep an eye on your teen’s online activities while you are away.
For a single parent, juggling everything on daily basis can be a difficult task. To top it all off, bringing up a teenager alone is strenuous. Using a cell phone tracking app is going to give you your teens location, a record of the content that is on their phone like text messages and video and who they have been speaking with.
Don’t know where your teen is?
Summer vacations call for long unexplained hang-outs and frequent sleepovers. If your teen has been out the entire night while you fret over where they are and what they are doing, cell phone monitoring presents you with the solution. Time, location and activity of the user can be known through a cell phone monitoring spy app.
What most cell phone monitoring apps have to offer?
Most cell phone tracking software for different type of phones have the basic feature of call monitoring. All calls received and made on the targeted cell phone are recorded. The time and the recipient of the calls is also noted.
Most tracking apps require you to register on their website to provide you access to your personal dashboard where all the information that has been collected from the monitored device or devices is available for your personal use.
Text messages and internet browsing history is also uploaded on your confidential dashboard. Location tracking even when the GPS is not working is one of the basic features too. However, some top-notch service providers also offer surround recording of the cell phone. Inexpensive cell phone monitoring apps have lesser features as well as low sound quality which is why it is advised to go for the best tools around.
A great way to know the whereabouts of your teen, cell phone monitoring is not just a tool to protect your teen but also a way in which you can prove yourself to be responsible parents.
With all the shootings and kidnappings and human trafficking , we need all the help we can get to keep track of our children. Awesome technology!!
Go to the App store on your phone or internet and you have a lot to choose from.