Best Apps To Monitor Your Child’s iPhone
7 Mobile Applications to monitor your Kid’s iPhone
The technology allows you to know where the child is, and even where he has been, to block your mobile remotely.
Technology has not yet managed to get into the head of a teenager, a dream that any self-respecting parent has, but at least it already allows adults to remotely track and block their children’s phones to put some order in their feral digital life, and “return some control to the payer of the bill and the terminal,” says the creator of Flipd, a phone block app.
In South Korea the mobile phones of children under the age of 19 have to be monitored by law. So they are forced by law to have a monitoring app installed on their cell phone. If they try to bypass this surveillance measure by simply “forgetting” to install such an app, their phone won’t work. For that purpose the government of South Korea even provides it’s own app called Smart Sheriff.
In Western countries, governments have not intervened in the war of parents with their teenage children over the use of mobile phones. But in at least two cases it has been the fathers, and more specifically the mothers, who have punched at the table. They were desperate, but not so desperate as to throw in the towel.
Sharon Standifird is one of them. She created the app Ignore no more after finding that her teenager didn’t answer her messages and calls simply because she didn’t feel like it. She had gone through the ordeal of imagining that she had had an accident or that her phone had been stolen, but when she discovered that her son preferred to use his mobile phone to play games, talk to friends, surf the Internet or anything except communicate with her, she decided to take matters into her own hands.
This mother is a veteran of the Gulf War and has climbed Kilimanjaro. In general, she thinks that few things can resist her in this world, so she literally searched Google how to design a blocking app, and without any previous experience created an application that allows parents to absolutely control their children’s phone from a distance.
“If the kid repeatedly ignores his parents’ messages and calls, his phone is simply blocked with a code, and he can only make emergency calls, that’s all. The only way to unlock it is to return the call to your parents,” explains Sharon. The proof that the app works is that Sharon says her son now always answers his calls, or at least does so more often than before.
These are some of the most popular apps for monitoring the mobile usage of underage children:
Ignore no More
It is an application for IOS and Android that allows you to block a mobile in the distance using a four-digit code. Simply select the phone you want to block (from your contact list), dial the code and when your child goes to use the terminal you will find that the screen is black. To regain control of the phone, the child must call contacts from a list previously created by their parents, only those people can deactivate the code. The app can be found here.
TeenSafe is another surveillance service created by the mother of two teenagers, which already has 500,000 users. It can be used from the telephone, the tablet or the computer and allows you to see what the child is doing with his device, what type of messages he receives and sends, where he goes and with whom.
It is useful for identifying situations of bullying and warns if the child is riding in a car with a driver who has drunk. It is considered the star of the control apps because it allows the terminal to be tracked without the adolescent noticing it. It gives parents access to all messages, including deleted messages, browsing history, calls made, and Facebook and Instagram.
This is a surveillance software that keeps parents informed about the content their children download from the Internet, as well as the websites they visit. Parents are supposed to have previously blocked access to certain content so that the program warns them each time the child tries to enter one of the prohibited sites. In this way, adults will be able to start a conversation about it. Here is the app.
Life360 Family Locator
It’s a free app that can’t be deleted by teens either. Parents can set it up to auto-check – even on two sites, in the free version – so they can know when the child enters school or when he arrives home. In addition, the child can check in each time the parent asks, sending the location, time and even a map of exactly where he is. The same technology will allow an adult to locate the mobile in case of theft or loss. The biggest limitation of this surveillance system is that it can only be used from another mobile phone. It has version for both IOS and Android.
My Mobile Watchdog
This program has more than 20 controls available that don’t come standard with phones. It is one of the most complete control tools, and also one of the most expensive, (five dollars a month or 45 a year, the link links the free trial for Android devices as well as for IOS). Parents can monitor text messages, photos, Internet usage and the call history of teenagers. Parents can make default settings to restrict terminal use and block certain apps during school or sleep time. In addition, it has a GPS that lets you know exactly where your phone is at all times. And it is expected that the child to whom it is assumed inseparable from the device.
The application tracks the kids and shares their location with family and friends. Parents can not only know where their children are, but also where they have been. Adults can set geographic boundaries and the app will alert them when those boundaries are crossed. If they can’t stop their kids from breaking some rules, at least they’ll be informed in real time. The version for Android goes in the link of the app, but has also for IOS.
With this app parents get a signal every time their teens send messages, make calls or use a social network while they are driving. The free parental control app notices when a child unlocks his or her phone and alarms hte parents if they drive too fast, which is really tricky.