In a previous article we highlighted some ways kids can actually bypass parental control software that parents install on their cell phones and computers, so we think it is a good idea to uncover some strategies that can be used to manage today’s tech savvy kids.
In order to prevent your children from using their cell phones and computers to access what they should not, you may need to use some other tried and true techniques, not least among which is educating your children and using some advanced tech, if necessary.
The best way to police you children is to have an open channel of communication with them to help them understand why you don’t want them accessing certain kinds of content. If you explain why you had to setup parental control or tracking apps on the devices they use, they are more likely to accept the protection that they are offered and will be less likely to try and circumvent them.
If children know that they won’t be condemned, ridiculed, or cursed if they tell all, they would be more open and honest with their parents and would be less likely to betray the trust invested in them.
Use the Best Monitoring Software
Even though you may have educated your child you still have a responsibility to know what they are up to. Sometimes that involves checking what they have been using their cell phones and computers for and in other cases it may involve installing parental control software, but if you are dealing with a particularly stubborn and tech savvy teenager you may need an advance parental control such as MobiStealth that will allow you to secretly monitor what your child is using the cell phone for without tipping them off.
Some of the more notable features of MobiStealth, and great cell phone tracking programs like it, include the ability to:
- Read SMS
- Secretly listen to and record phone conversations
- View call and browsing history
- Track cell phone location
- See what pictures and videos are stored on a tracked phone
- Do reverse phone lookups on SMS and address book contacts
You really should be happy if you child is good with technology, but you have the responsibility to ensure that they conduct themselves in a responsible manner while using their mobile phones or the Internet. Sometimes just talking to your children will work, and at other times you may need to install parental control software and at other times it may be necessary to secretly monitor what they are up to. If in the process you help them avoid making major mistakes they will respect you for it; they may hate you for a while but in the years to come they will thank you for being a good parent.