The best way to know where your teenagers are is to have the kind of relationship with them in which they tell you — truthfully. But for those whose relationships are a bit strained, well, there’s an app for that. Here is a list of some apps that will help protect your cover as you track your teens’ online comings and goings:
mSpy is the top used cell phone tracking app worldwide, according toTopTrackingApps. Its main selling point is that you can monitor multiple things with it — who they call, what they text, which apps they use, the number of contacts, GPS location, etc. And according to SpyParent’s founder Sedgrid Lewis, “it works.” While the field of spying apps isn’t limited, simplicity of use and reliability are factors to be considered. The average American teen spends up to seven hours a day in contact with others on electronic devices, and a recent survey by online security firm AVG found that by the time they are 16, one in three has regretted something they did online.