Children may have their own reasons for having cell phones. It has become a status symbol and means of enjoyment too due to which it becomes desirable for one and all. It would be too demanding on the part of the parents not to provide a good cell phone these days as this will make them deprived of use the of latest technology.
Studies revealed that 8 out of 10 kids use a cell phone and most of them are smart phones like iPhone or Blackberry or Android which have endless features loaded in them. Once a mobile phone falls into the hand of kids they get glued to it.
Giving too much freedom to kids may lead to unwanted consequences. To avoid this you need to monitor the usage of your kid’s mobile. The following are few easy to follow teen cell phone monitoring tips which will ensure the safety of your child.
Make rules regarding the usage of the cell phone
Make some rules regarding the usage of cell phone and inform the same to your child beforehand. Clearly state all those things which you feel are right and wrong and tell clearly what is expected from them and what not while using the cell phone. Tell them which site should they visit and which to not, whom to call or send a message, which apps to use and which files should not be touched. Loyal kids will follow this for sure. This tip is likely to work where the kids are obedient and are not misbehave. But, it is very hard to find kids who do not misbehave, and you cannot take it as cheating, as its only a part of growing.
Request your cell phone operator to monitor the activities of your child
On the other hand you can make a personal request to the service provider to monitor all the usage of your kid. The operator may charge some premium for this and you will be provided with the call logs and the duration of surfing etc. It can show the duration of surfing but not the exact site visited.
Self monitoring of the cell phone manually
You may ask your child to show his/her cell phone and check it manually once in a while. You should inform them about this checking while handing them the cell phone. The checking should be done randomly or in a surprising manner which will ensure any misdeeds will get caught. Check all the call logs, surfing details, downloads and recently visited sites etc. This is sure to upset your child and make him feel that his privacy is being invaded. But let them know that you are doing this as you are concerned about his/her safety.
Get a reliable cell phone monitoring app on your kid’s cell phone
The best way of tracking almost all the things you want to know about your child activities is by installing mSpy mobile spying software on your kid’s phone. Once this spying software is installed, you can not only monitor all the activities of your kid on phone, but can also find out the exact location of your child. You can also view all downloads and uploads that are carried on your kid’s mobile.
mSpy is one of the most famous spying technologies in this field and the spying apps developed by them are considered to be most reliable. Once installed, this app becomes invisible and no one can track it. This is the best possible way to monitor your kids mobile without their knowledge that enable you to take right decisions/actions at the right times.