Choosing the Right Apps to Monitor Your Children’s Phone Usage

Posted on Jul 9 2013 - 1:28am by John Carlino

When choosing a mobile tracking app to monitor your child’s computer or cell phone, finding the right one for you can be challenging. You want one app that does it all in one easy to use interface as opposed to multiple apps and software that can get the job done.You also what to be able to access it from your computer or device instead of your child’s so they won’t know you are checking in.

A remote spy app packed with useful features is important because if you need to be able to access your employees or child’s cell phone or computer, you want to make sure that you can access all of the information that you need. You also shouldn’t have to be a computer engineer to work it. A few features you should look for in a remote spy app are:


Features You Should Look For

Detectability – There should be no way your child or employee can see that you are accessing their information on the device. A good app will run undetected in the background.

Viewing the Screen Live – You should be able to access what your child is doing in real time.

GPS Tracking – You should always know where your kids are. Unfortunately, when they get to be teenagers (and pre-teens), they try to assert their independence. Some teens aren’t exactly forthcoming with what they are doing, where they are going or who they are going with. At least with the tracking feature, you can always know where they are and can find them in the case of an emergency.

Ease of Use – Information should be able to be accessed easily and organized. Find an app that is user friendly so you can use it with little to no training.

How does a remote spy app work?

Once the app is loaded onto your child’s phone, it runs virtually undetectable in the background tracking all of their information. Your child won’t even know it’s installed. It’s constantly collecting data which you can generally access from your PC, laptop or tablet. With a mobile tracking app, you can not only see what is being done, but you can see how long they are on the internet or access their social media. Some software will even let you restrict apps and other sites that you don’t want your child to go on.

Whether you are checking in because your child has had some trouble in the past, are showing a change in behavior or just wanting to stay on top of things, you can find a mobile tracking app that will suit your budget and your needs. You just have to compare services to find the best one for you.

A lot of parents are hesitant in using a mobile tracking app to check in on their kids. They are afraid that they are betraying their trust or spying on them. Unfortunately in this world that we live in, it’s imperative to keep your child safe. If that means checking what they are doing and where they are, then so be it.

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About the Author

John Carlino is a tech advisor and consultant to small non-profits. He shares his knowledge of mobile apps and tracking software at Mobile Spy, a full-featured mobile tracking app that you can use to monitor your child’s cell phone usage.