As a parent, I am sure most would agree that finding balance between right and wrong when it comes to our children’s privacy is not always easy. We faced daily with stories, articles, and reminders that the world we live in is, unfortunately, one we share with a number of immoral characters. As a mother of three teenage daughters, one of my biggest fears is what access to technology has exposed my daughters to. There has been a lot of media attention around the dangers of predators on the internet, chat sites, social media and more recently, the dangers of cyber bullying. When checking out the AllTracker app, I was pleased to find that this easy to install app offered me solace for most of my fears.
With AllTracker I know where my girls are at any time. In a few clicks, I can check out the GPS location and coordinates of the mobile device. The peace of mind knowing my girls have arrived at school and home safely. The great with this is that you are even able to track and map out the route they took on the map. This came in handy when my daughter’s car broke down and her mobile devices battery had died. Her dad was able to track her movement and in no time had found where she had broken down.
The great thing about the AllTracker App is that there are no hidden costs. You pay a subscription fee for which you choose the frequency of payments, for example. It is all prepaid and you can cancel it at any time. I chose the annual subscription fee but there are other options such as monthly to choose from too. Each of the packages offers something different. I chose the Gold Package as this allowed us to install all 5 our mobile devices onto the one package.
As a respect to their privacy, I involved my girls in the decision about what access AllTracker had on their mobile devices. There are so many options for reading SMS messages. This included incoming, outgoing and even deleted messages and photos. Together we went through the AllTracker options and chose what best suite our family such as the GPS location option.
Although we opted not to activate the following, together with my girl’s permission, we recently added the option to take photos remotely as well as activating the microphone speaker. This will be extremely helpful if the devices are ever lost or stolen or if any of my girls ever find themselves in a dangerous situation. The great thing about the AllTracker subscription, you can change your profile to include, or exclude options at any time.
The AllTracker app was easy to install. I simply had to install and run the app on each of the devices and use the “Give Permissions” option to give the app access to the data that I am able to access from our family profile on the web. Uninstalling the App was just as easy. When our eldest daughter got her upgraded device, it was simply a case of uninstalling the app through the Application Manager on the old device and reinstalling it onto the new one.