The recent advent of spy software for the iPhone has led many parents to question whether such an app could be useful for remotely supervising their childrenâ€™s phone activity. These apps let parents view virtually every bit of information stored in their kidâ€™s iPhones in a stealthy manner. Although some parents believe that invading their kidsâ€™ personal lives is a bit intrusive and over-the-top, there are plenty of legitimate reasons why parents should spy on their kidsâ€™ iPhones to protect and guide them:
Monitor their Text Messages, Calls, Contacts, and Calendar Events
A text message or phone call typically precedes every delinquent adolescent act; they use their iPhones to sneakily set up all of the things you donâ€™t want them to do â€“ midnight rendezvous, house parties, secret dates and so on. With mobile spy software you can thwart those attempts by logging into a live control panel through any device that has a web browser and viewing detailed time-stamped logs of all incoming/outgoing calls and text messages. These logs show the phone numbers of the senders/receivers, text message content, and call durations, times, and dates. This information is updated in real-time, so you can see what your kids are texting as theyâ€™re doing it, rather than peaking through their history at the end of the day. Furthermore, even if the text messages/calls are erased within the phone, the data remains in the online interface, so your kids can no longer get away with deleting their history. All contact information can be viewed and any time a new contact is added this data is also recorded. You can even view every event marked on their phone calendar.
View the Media theyâ€™re Sending, Receiving, and Viewing
Perhaps even more detrimental than unsupervised communication with peers is the sheer amount of corruptive content that a kid has access to through their iPhone. A mobile spy app gives you the ability to view your kidâ€™s iPhone web history, including which sites theyâ€™ve visited, YouTube videos theyâ€™ve watched, email messages, and even their social networking activity. You can see which apps have been installed, and youâ€™ll have the ability to block specific apps on command. You can also view all of the photos and videos captured/recorded by the iPhone, so you can find out right away if your kid has been sending, receiving, or viewing inappropriate media.
Track Where Theyâ€™re Located and Where Theyâ€™ve Been
An iPhone spy app eliminates the possibility of phony alibis by using integrated GPS tracking logs to show where your kid is located every thirty minutes. The locations they visit throughout the day are logged for later viewing, so you can see if theyâ€™ve really been where they say theyâ€™ve been. Each GPS coordinate is accompanied by a link to a convenient map view that makes it easy to see where your kid is in relation to your current location.
Martha Jones is a stay-at-home mom, part-time blogger, and a strong proponent of the new MobileSpy iPhone Spy AppÂ developed by Retina X Studios LLC, a leader in spy and monitoring software for all platforms.