TeenSafe is a subscription service for parents of children between the ages of 7 and 17. The firm provides smartphone monitoring and tracking services. All a parent needs to do is log in using their email account and get booked at TeenSafe. They charge a monthly fee of $14.95. The application is handy as one can see the interactions that happen in the child’s phone. It is helpful in such a way that no matter how cyberbullying is rampant, your child will be secure. The following are examples of the tasks the firm retrieves: Sent and received, and deleted SMS and iMessages, Call logs of sent and received phone calls.
They also show the device location and location history, web browsing history, bookmarks, and contacts, and messages sent via WhatsApp and Kik messengers. Many parents would wonder if their kids would get to know of their dealings. However, every parent is different. There are those who will keep it a secret while there are others who openly tell their kids. Such open parents often win since TeenSafe is not a secret look into the agency. It is there to prevent teens from misusing their smartphones. They encourage open relations because, in case of a problem, the family can sort the issue unlike in the other situations where actions may be a bit rash.
Recently, TeenSafe made it to the Guardian newsletter. What made the difference from past times is the international applause it received. The title of the news article read, “How can I control my child’s social media use?” Their kids have in the recent past blocked parents out of their social media platforms. The Guardian has discussed the topic in length. No age restriction has made parents feel as if they are powerless over their kids. With no age requirements when opening an account, the transcription has caused parents sleepless nights. Governments have set the minimum age limit at 13. Many social media handles follow this policy. The owner of the phone also comes in the way when trying to set social media boundaries. Control becomes tricky as the phone belongs to the teen and not the parent.