Ever wonder what your kids are up to when they spend almost every waking hour — and a few when they should be asleep — texting their friends?
Look no farther. A company called KidGuard has developed a software app that allows you to “spy” on your children’s every phone activity easily and — if necessary — without them knowing it.
Of course, the ideal would involve you and your preteen or teen having a rational chat on the growing threat of cyberbullying, cyberstalking, and all the other just plain scary aspects involved with cell phone possession these days.
With 88 percent of teens aged thirteen to seventeen in possession of a phone today, there are increasing chances of your child being exposed to:
- Inappropriate content
- Unknown people calling or texting them
- Distraction at times when their attention should be focused on other things (schoolwork, driving, sleep, etc.)
Sleep deprivation is, believe it or not, one of the chief threats, since many teens are so afraid of missing out on cyberconversations or other activity, such as Facebook posts, that they keep their cell phones turned on and in their rooms at night — often interrupting much-needed REM sleep.
Another very real threat is posed by bullying messages circulating on social media and upsetting your teen.
What’s a concerned parent to do?
Luckily, there’s KidGuard, a new state-of-the-art software that allows you — as the legal owner of the phone — to monitor, in real time, the frenetic text activity that so consumes your kid’s attention.
Call it spying if you will, but it’s really just responsible adult supervision of what your teen — or preteen — is up to with his or her friends, morning, noon and way late into the night.
Take a look at this important brochure on how KidGuard can help steer you through these dangerous waters and keep your child safe in the twenty-first century.