It is a desire of every parent to have open communication with their child, but as they grow older parents might not be as open about certain things as they once were. One of those things that need open communication involves sex and relationships. In today’s world there is no way to stop children from being bombarded by sexual images and messages everywhere they turn from the moment they leave their parent’s house.
When parents find out that their children are receiving open text messages on their mobile phones or online social media accounts, it can be alarming for them because most parents do not know what sites the child has been visiting or who exactly is sending them these messages. The best solution for this dilemma is parental control applications.
How Do Parental Control Apps Work?
Parental control apps work by blocking the messages from other people on a one-on-one basis. This way, only the child who is being supervised can see or read these messages but not anyone else.
These applications also allow parents to monitor how much time their children spend on the internet and social media sites, where they visit and what they do there. This is how parents can be sure that their children are not using the internet inappropriately, without stepping in too much with boundaries or restrictions.
Parents can set up rules for these applications so they know exactly what is being blocked and what isn’t. Most of these apps also allow parents to see which sites have been visited by their children so they can monitor them easier if needed, but within reason of course!
What Are The Best Parental Control Apps?
mSpy is one of the most popular parental control applications. It restricts the use of websites, apps and games so that children cannot access them by mistake or accident. All messages sent through WhatsApp, Snapchat, Facebook Messenger and more can be monitored with ease on this app so parents know what their kids are up to at all times!
This application also tracks location if they child has an Android phone which means they can always know where their children are.
Another popular application is Limitless , which works very much like mSpy but it does not track location.
eyeZy is another good choice for parents wanting to monitor their children’s activity online as well as offline. This application allows parents to see exactly what is being said in all conversations held by their children via SMS, MSN, Skype and more.
eyeZy is available for iOS and Android.
With all of this being said, kids are bound to find some way to communicate without their parents knowing. Even so, these applications can still be very beneficial for parents who want to keep track of their children. Monitoring whom they are communicating with and what is being said online, might help parents to prevent situations from getting out of hand.