Children and teenagers always want the newest things. The newest toys, the newest clothes and the newest technology, which is why smartphones are so popular among kids these days. They use their phone to text or call their friends, to browse the internet, and to play games. They want the newest models with the latest features and parents more often than not, comply to purchase them. But, without proper cellphone education, children may misuse their phones, or even lose them. This also leads them to become victims of cyber-bullying and other crimes.
Thankfully, there is a way that parents can keep an eye on their children’s activities through the use of monitoring apps. These apps help parents know what their children are doing on their devices and when. There are a number of cross-platform monitoring apps available, which can make it difficult for parents to decide between them. That is why we will compare the two best in the monitoring app market: ‘PhoneSheriff’ and ‘mSpy’.
PhoneSheriff is one of the best monitoring apps available on the market right now. It has a fairly simple and straightforward interface that is easy to use for everyone. It lets parents know what their child is up to. It provides all the information regarding text messages, phone calls, photos, browsing history, calendar events etc. so that they can be sure at all times what their child is doing.
Other than these basic features, the app comes with additional features. Inappropriate or unsafe websites can be blocked from the phone. Another neat feature is the ability to set times in which the phone can be used. This lets you decide when to have your child do his homework and when to let him play. This app even lets you know if someone tries to uninstall it from the phone. It also logs GPS location to an online server where parents can access the information.
The only downside of this app is that the customer service is not that great. It can be bought for $89.97.
mSpy is another leading mobile monitoring app. It provides all the basic functions of logging calls and texts etc. online as well as the ability to monitor calls that are received by your child from a number that is predefined by you. This is ideal for parents that are concerned for the safety of their children, as well as for business owners who want to keep an eye on their employees.
The downside of mSpy is that it can only run on a jail-broken iPhone. But it costs $99.99 while providing even more features than PhoneSheriff.
Keeping an eye on your child’s cellphone usage is important. Even teenagers become victims of cyber crimes, and may indulge in activities that they should stay away from. While both these apps have their strong suits, I think mSpy is a better option due to the simpler interface, wider availability and compatibility and more advanced features.