Ask yourself this question, do you know who your teens talk to over the phone?. You might think you do, but rewind and count all the times your teen got up and went someplace else to receive/make a call. They dont talk to their friends in front of you, they might say its because they want some privacy. But it can be because they are hiding something from you!
If your teen often leaves the room to attend a call or secretly talk to someone over the phone there is a high chance they might be in some sort of trouble. Someone might be bullying or harassing them over the phone. According to stats, every 9 out of 10 teens have a cell phone, about 1 in 5 will be or is a victim of a text/call bully. About 1 in 10 teens engage in such sort of bullying. It is more common in girls than in boys.
With the possibilities of your child being the victim or the bully being so high, the majority of parents want to be aware of who their children are in contact with. So, what can you do to give yourself the peace of mind and keep them safe from bullying or harassment? The answer is parental control apps!
Parental controls- Monitor with consent!
While snooping on your child may seem tempting at times, but it will do nothing but damage your relationship with them. So, instead of spying on them, strengthen the bond of trust by monitoring them with consent, and for this, you can use parental monitoring apps like FamilyTime.
This app has a range of interesting features which dont only let you monitor, but gives you the control to Blacklist unwanted apps on your childs phone, remotely lock their phone, Geo-fence locations and so much more. Want to download this app? Go now to your iTunes or Google Play Store, or even from the buttons below:
In case of contact and call-log monitoring, this app lets you:
- View all the contacts same as they appear on your teens phone/tab, along with additional details saved i.e. emails.
- Receive notifications whenever your teen adds a new contact in their phone/tab.
- View their call log, along with the date and time stamps.
- Watchlist any contact you find suspicious to receive outgoing and incoming call alerts.
Observe for a number which you teen receives or makes calls numerous times a day, but the calls last for only a few seconds. There is a great possibility your teen might be involved in bullying/blackmailing with that number.
Keep your children safe from all harm
The key to parenting is unlimited love and never ending support. Give your teen the confidence that you are their friend before a parent and will be there for them at any cost. Trust them, and use parental control apps to keep them safe online and offline. Make your digital parenting stress free!