While there’s been endless debate over how the NSA spies secretly on Americans, at the same time many – specifically parents – have taken to spying, NSA-style. It’s no secret that kids these days are Internet-surfing nuts: they spend the majority of their time in social networking forums. So if you’re a worried mom or dad who wants to spy the NSA way, there are plenty of helpful online tools.
Tracking your teen’s cell phone can be a great way to know about their Internet usage and activities. Now, before you do that, you could consider making an effort at open and genuine communication with your kiddo. And if he/she responds by sharing his/her Internet activities with you, then you’ve got nothing to worry about.
On the other hand, if this doesn’t work, you’ve got a plethora of online spy software tools to not only snoop on your kid’s cell phone usage, but to alter it. Here is a description of top cell phone and computer spy software:
mSpy: a special child-monitoring app that offers everything you need. Whether you want to track your teen’s Facebook activities or calls, this software application lets you do everything with ease. You’ll have to be able to physically access your kid’s phone to install the spy app. Once you’re done, the app instantly starts tracking and updating information onto your account. It is compatible with all major Operating Systems, including Symbian, iOS, Android, BlackBerry, etc.
StealthGenie: a strong spy software competitor offering features like Skype monitoring, BBM (BlackBerry Messenger) chat tracking, Gmail tracking, and much more. What’s more, it’s also compatible with all iOS versions, including iOS 6 and 7. You can even spy on calls, Instant Messenger chats, e-mails, multimedia files, monitor GPS location, and more.
PhoneSheriff: If you’re worried about your kid’s excessive phone or tablet usage, then this software is for you. With this app, you can actually restrict your kid’s cell phone usage by blocking specific phone numbers, certain apps, incoming and outgoing calls, texts (SMS), and web addresses. And you can do location tracking in real time.
Mobile Spy: This spy software is compatible with latest operating systems – iOS 7, BlackBerry, Symbian, Windows, Android etc. You can monitor and track surrounding audio, GPS location, URLs, multimedia files, text messages, calls, and much more. It offers an exclusive “Live Panel” that lets you record target cell phone calls in real time.
MobiStealth: This spy software comes in two modes: cell phone monitoring and computer monitoring. Cell phone monitoring allows you to listen to live phone calls, track texts, videos and images, and to track location. With computer monitoring, you can track online chats, current and past locations, sent and received e-mails. You can record Skype calls, and more.
The tremendous rise in social networking and app usage gives way to a generational gap between parents and their children. Now it’s more important than ever for you to familiarize your kids with what’s acceptable online behavior and what’s not. Make your kids aware of the rules of online surfing; teach them about maintaining boundaries while communicating over the Web.
And if managing your kids in a hands-off fashion doesn’t feel like enough for you, now you’ve got some more tools to make sure your rules haven’t been broken!