Where’s My Teen
You don’t have to be thought of as a particularly paranoid parent simply because you want to know where your teenager is hanging out. Smart moms and dads utilize a number of easy apps that let their children check in and let them know they’re where they said they would be. Install one or more of the following apps and you might never worry about where’s my teen again.
Watch out for weird web activities
K9 Web Protection allows worried moms and dads to monitor and control their child’s access to the internet. With this app, parents may restrict their kids at-home and on-phone internet access thereby preventing them from visiting malicious websites as well as sites that promote violence and pornography. Available for iOS and Android, K9 Web Protection is invaluable for concerned parents who worry about their child’s online activity, says TCC Rocks magazine.
Stay apprised of your kid’s whereabouts in real time
Global positioning system, or GPS technology, automatically locates your kid’s phone in real time. As long as a child has their phone with them, moms and dads can pinpoint their position with amazing accuracy. Confirmation that a teen has arrived at their promised destination can give parents a considerable amount of peace of mind. Don’t worry about privacy; location info is only provided to authorized receivers. Free to download, the small subscription fee to use Find My Kids Footprints is well worth the cost.
FamilyTracker is an Android and iOS app that helps whole families stay in touch. Tracking requests must be approved, but it’s generally not hard to get teens to agree in exchange for the freedom of visiting friends out of the immediate neighborhood. An included messaging system alerts parents that their teen has read their text messages. Kids who ignore parental messaging may be subjected to an annoying siren sound that doesn’t relent until the teen checks with their worried parent. For a small subscription fee, prior GPS positionings may be saved and retrieved.
Make a contract with your kid. Agree to record the conversation with a call recorder app by Apalon Apps and save it for future reference. As a rule of thumb, most teens who promise to be where they say they’ll be, keep their end of the deal when there is a viable record of the agreement.
When you can’t find your kid
If the worst happens and your child goes missing, the Lassy Project app may enable a search much quicker than a standard Amber Alert. When a kid is not where they’re supposed to be, concerned parents can act faster with this free app for iPhone, iPad and Android devices. Lassy Project sends a notice to relevant persons in the area within seconds in lieu of hours, notes Parents magazine.
Parenting is a job that’s fraught with frustration and heaps of joy. Opt for more of the latter when your family downloads and installs a range of apps that facilitate communication and mutual respect.