Updated: February 2017!
Parenting these days is very challenging. You do not only need to keep an eye on the daily activities of your children but also need to check that what kids are doing online!
The increasing violence incidents have made it crucial for the parents to know that who are they talking to on social media, who are they meeting, what are they watching online, why are they spending so much time on internet or phone, etc.
According to the research, 48% of parents look into their kid’s cell phone to check on their activities on it. Fortunately, we have got many digital tools that could help us keeping our kids safe online.
I use these tools myself and I do not feel any moral obligation because it is about the future of my children. I have this right to keep tabs on my child’s activity and online activities are another responsibility in my parental bucket. Until and unless they are mature enough, this spying seems must-thing for parents like me.
Let’s get back to the topic and here I am introducing you to some of the apps to spy on your kids without them knowing.
With this app, you will be able to check the internet use and apps installed on your child’s device. You can respond from Android or Apple device quickly as you observe something is fishy. Not only that you can check the app activity, but you can also monitor the internet browsing activity in a web-based Mobicip control panel.
You do not need to ask for the smartphone from your child because Mobicip gives you updates about their phone’s communications. There are some websites which you want your child does not browse. So with the help of this monitoring program,you can get their request directly on your device and allow or deny the request to visit those sites for your child. You can also set the time limits for your child’s internet usage.
Compatibility - iOS, Android, Windows, Mac, and Chromebook.
Price: Free Trial – also offer premium ($39.99 / year protects five devices)
Pros and Cons
Pros: Strong filtering of unimportant content. Supports on Android, iOS, Mac book, Windows, etc, offers management of child’s profile, online.
Cons: The real-time notifications are not available. While using its app, there is a time delay from an online console.
This app assists you in supervising the digital presence of your child. The Qustodio app is very straight away and quick to use. Check your kid’s device, web usage, and apps that he has installed in his gadget.
You do not need to confront your kid with anything rather simply manage his phone as per your wish. If there is any harmful content that you do not want your child to watch, then simply block it. The other amazing features of this app are that you can locate him or he can click Panic button when in trouble.
Along with that, you can also limit his internet timings, check that to whom he is texting or calling the most, and take a look at the apps that are installed on your child’s phone. You can control more than one device with this single app.
Compatibility - iOS, Android and Windows PCs and Mac OS
Pros and Cons
Pros: For Android, this app offers the panic button, location, and call blocking. Monitors social activities. Remarkable reporting and configuration.
Cons: This app offers no notification by text rather you only receive email at the end of the day. There is no control over games. If you are an iOS user, then features are restricted.
Do you want to secure your child from any online violence, and then you need to have this app on your phone. By checking that what your kid is up to, you can stop any violence to occur. Be it in the form of cyber-bullying, coming across with any adult content, if someone is stalking him or he is spending time on games.
This app is the best to have on your child’s smartphone so that you could ensure the actions of your child. This app supports both smartphones and computers – Windows and Mac OS.
Price: $16.99 per month
Pros: Works on iOS, Android, and Windows. Protection could be customized. Consumer support is good.
Cons: Logging option with keystroke is not available.
Tracking whatever your kid is up to, this app is the finest one to have in your Smartphone so that they will not go anywhere wrong. You have to pay for using this app. It totally depends on your usage that for how many devices you need this app. There are packages for one, five, and ten devices.
The Spyera filters the web browser, monitors the social media, block the vulgar language, cut out the pornography and provide you with the daily report on your child’s online activities. Not only that, if you want to restrict Facebook or Twitter during your child’s examination, then this app will help you in doing so.
Price: $149.99 per device
Pros: For Android users, there is a parental control. Reporting and configuration through web. You get an overall report via email.
Cons: From the prior edition of this software, there are some of the features eliminated.
mSpy is Offering the child spy services to all the parents around the globe. You can ensure your children’s security with this application. Use this app on Android, iOS, Windows, Mac OS easily. You can locate your children’s location with this app too. Check that who is calling him/her and to whom they are interacting on Whatsapp.
Almost every user has shown trust over this app and if you are having any issue, then you can have the customer support 24/7.
Price: 7.99 (per month)
Pros and Cons
Pros: The app has got the most friendly feature. All the data present in this app is secure even if your phone is missing, your data will be safe and you can erase the data with a single click.
Cons: On some phones, the chat monitoring option is unavailable.
Over to you!
These apps are highly supporting when it comes to the child’s online security. Being a concerned parent, you can install and download any of these apps so that you will be informed with your children’s online pastimes.