How can you monitor your child’s Snapchat?
I recently struck gold (figuratively and literally) and found myself off on a vacation. While waiting at the airport I watched my 12 year old busy making faces at the phone. Curious and moderately concerned, I inquired about his theatrical expressions upon which I received a prompt reply of, “Mum, I am making a Snapchat story about the beginning of my trip!”
In the next week to follow, I joined my son and many others as they ‘Snapped’ their way through the whole of the tour, introducing me to the most hyped millennial app of the decade, SNAPCHAT.
What is Snapchat and why teens use Snapchat?
As popular as it is amongst teens and kids, it’s a cause of rising concern amongst parents. Snapchat offers features like sending and receiving pictures and videos with no permanent storage on the device, which provides an ideal situation for making a young child bold enough to transfer explicit content.
The biggest problem of such apps is that teens are sending inappropriate photos causing privacy issues of great proportions.
What are the most common uses of Snapchat amongst millennial?
Most kids use Snapchat to give their friends an insight into their daily lives. What they’re eating, where there are off to etc. A lot of teens are also using Snapchat for Sexting which is the major cause for concern amongst parents.
The recipient can screenshot the image sent before it’s deleted, or use another camera to capture the image which can then be used to humiliate and bully the kids. Further, as messages and images don’t stay, they can even be used to bully kids in school with no evidence of it remaining otherwise.
I am concerned about my kids Snapchat activities, what can I do?
1) Talk to your child:
Don’t scold them, don’t yell at them. Just sit with them calmly and talk it out, let them open up to you and share their concerns. Once you have them comfortable share your concerns about the activity other kids have on Snapchat and let them know you have confidence in them and hope they are making right decisions.
2) Try checking who they are communicating with
Check out their friends’ list from their phones and see if they are in touch with any strangers or people you don’t approve of.
3) When all else fails, use a spy app
If you can’t get access to your child’s phone or communicate your concerns with them, resort to a parental control app that can enable you to view all the content sent and received, mSpy is one of the most popular apps in the market for this purpose.
How can I spy on my child’s Snapchat?
The best app in the market according to a quick review turned out to be mSpy, so I ended up buying the one month package for $70 a month, which honestly seemed pretty steep to me at first, but I gave it a shot anyway for the sake of my kids, and I have to say I was not disappointed.
I was not only able to spy on Snapchat, I also got complete control over similar apps like WhatsApp, Tinder, Viber, Skype, Line, Telegram, Hangouts, Instagram, iMessage and messenger. So it’s pretty much a whole package deal even if you have slight reservations about the price like I did.
”mSpy let’s you view content at any time, in the Control Panel”
Can this software be used to check Snaps without Jailbreaking an iPhone?
Regrettably, Jailbreak is necessary to use mSpy software for viewing the Snaps sent and received on your target iPhone and iPad. But still you can monitor your child’s iPhone without jailbreak.
What about other devices?
For Android, you’d need to root the target Android device.
How will I use this software to view the Snaps my child is sending and receiving?
- You will first need to select the package suitable to your needs from https://www.mspy.com/. There are several packages made to suit every spy need and every budget requirement.
- Install the mSpy app on the target device.
- All the content your child send and receives on Snapchat will now be stored on your mSpy account in on online user panel and can be accessed according to your own convenience and viewed as many times as needed.
I invested in mSpy today, to protect my kids for tomorrow!
I had my initial reservations about using mSpy similar to those that some of you may be having. However a month down after the subscription, I have found it to be worth investing in as I know that my kids are in safe hands. I have a complete record of the messages and videos sent, and complete logs of whoever my child Snaps with.
Now frightening Snapchat leak stories and harassment fears don’t bother me, I know my child is protected by me and mSpy!