The debate around children and their frequent unmonitored use of smartphones has raised a few questions lately. Both parents and experts agree that children that are not old enough for smartphones should not use smartphones in any way shape or form.
While both parents and experts agree on this, there is one plus side to children using smartphones. The only plus side it would seem is that you can call or text them regardless of time. And while children might not always pick up the phone, or text back, we can always have peace of mind by using phone tracking software.
As children become more and more independent, they tend to rebel against their parents. Children are young and, dare we say, curious to say the least. This poses a problem for parents as dangers lurk behind every corner of the internet.
How Does Phone Tracking Work?
Most smartphones, nowadays, are fully equipped with GPS capabilities. This is the least smartphone manufacturers can do to provide you with some information about your whereabouts. We frequently use apps such as Google Maps on our smartphones to help us navigate the city or when we go abroad. GPS uses location tracking software that gives us a real-time position.
According to FoneTracker, every smartphone in the world has GPS capabilities; however, this is only the most basic of phone tracking capabilities.
In order for parents to improve their children’s safety, they would need a software that specializes in phone tracking.
How Can Phone Tracking Software Improve Your Kids Safety?
Smartphone tracking software comes with dozens of useful features that can monitor everything that your child does while on the internet. Some of the most basic of features that virtually every smartphone tracking software has are:
• GPS Tracking
GPS tracking is a feature that allows parents to instantly locate and see the whereabouts of their children.
• Message Tracking
Parents can use this software to monitor every message their children sends and receives along with additional information such as who the sender/receiver of texts is, the time the message has been sent, the date, and the content of the message.
• Call Tracking
Work the same was as message tracking. The call tracking feature allows parents to track any incoming and outgoing calls, along with any deleted or ignored calls. Furthermore, this feature also displays the time, date, and duration of the call and some software even records the content of the call.
• WhatsApp Tracking
WhatsApp tracking allows parents to view content from any WhatsApp chat between their children and the person who is texting. It allows parents to view all the multimedia files that have been exchanged between the two people, as well as, any past conversations that have been deleted.
• Social Media Tracking
Social media tracking has become a very popular feature for most smartphone tracking software developers as extra importance has been placed on today’s social media world. Every kid has some social media account, which is the nesting ground for trouble. If someone wishes to do harm to your kid, he would do it through some social media channels. This feature allows parents full control of their children’s social media activity, and it works the same as the WhatsApp tracking feature in a way that allows you to view chats.
• Web Monitoring
Everything that your kid does through a web browser can be viewed through this feature. Activities such as websites visited, bookmarks, etc will all be displayed.