arents have enough on their plates as it is without having to worry about what goes on on their kid’s instant messengers.
To be fair, not every parent is completely comfortable
with technology to know that kids have moved on from texting to
Kik, from MSN messenger to WhatsApp.
WhatsApp, most popularly so.
It has taken over text messaging in a big way
because it is a lot more interactive and a lot more, well, instant.
It is a new found way for kids to communicate with each other and express themselves.
So, it doesn’t surprise me when parents aren’t completely on board with it.
What surprises me is the lack of caution they take in monitoring them on that very platform.
In truth, they should be gathering all their tech comrades that would help them make parenting a whole lot easier.
Now, there are a few ways in which they could spy on WhatsApp remotely
and keep a good check on their kids, intervening when need be.
SPY24 is out parenting app through which WhatsApp spying for parents is made easier.
Because yes, it is remote, but it is also very easy to use.
Let’s weigh our options here.
The Pros of Using WhatsApp Monitoring
The transparency of information.
Parents will know of every single message that is sent or received through WhatsApp on their kid’s phone.
This means they know of every contact their kid is
communicating with, they know of the content that is being shared amongst them, they know of the context in
which the conversation is occurring, and they know of every single media file that is being transferred.
The correct timing of action.
SPY24 relays the information to parents in real time.
This means that parents can read messages as they appear on their kid’s actual devices.
Moreover, all logs are stored for future reading as well.
Other than that, SPY24 has a Watchlist system that sets alarms for very specific kinds of activities
WhatsApp messages contained suspicious words, or messages from suspicious contacts all trigger the alarm system, keeping the parent informed at the right time.
The wireless ability.
The key word here is “remote”, and this means that most of the monitoring occurs wirelessly.
The parents just have to install the app onto the kid’s
phone once and then they operate from an online remote control.
In our next blog, we’ll be reviewing some cons of WhatsApp spying
as well so that you know all sides of the coin and can make a decision on your own.
We will also be giving you an overview so that
you have a better understanding overall of what you need to do as a parent when WhatsApp is all they want to use.
Here at SPY24, we want our parents to know
about the good and the bad of all the apps their kids use.
We personally do not think the apps themselves are bad! We just want parents to know that kids can use them in ways that can be risky.
Keep a look out for part 2, which should be coming soon!
As promised, here is part 2 of our remote
WhatsApp monitoring blog, where we will talk in detail about what it takes to review your kid’s instant messaging applications.
In the first part of our blog, we went over the pros of WhatsApp monitoring. Now it is time to look at a few down sides.
The Cons of Using WhatsApp Monitoring
Of course, there are a few drawbacks.
First of all, the functional cons.
Unfortunately, our app does not work on Blackberry, only if you’re an Android or iOS user.
We are always trying to work towards reaching as many people as we possibly can, which is
Hopefully, we can expand toward more platforms in the future, so always keep an eye out!
Secondly, the deeper cons.
Some would say that monitoring kids on such a deep level is probably not a good idea.
Building a relationship based on trust is
important with children, and letting them use WhatsApp to their discretion is an arbitrary but important part of the trust.
But I don’t view it as such.
I feel like as parents, you have a duty to look after your
kids and while they are minors, you should be able to monitor their conversations for their own safety and wellbeing.
Moreover, using SPY24 entails that you are comfortable enough with
apps and smartphones to have sought out an app to make your parenting better.
Are There Alternatives?
The alternative to WhatsApp spying through an app? Monitoring in the real, physical world.
At the end of the day, you mean to read through your child’s WhatsApp messages, don’t you? You can do so by actually getting hold of their phones and reading through their instant messenger.
Of course, kids are smart and will be quick to hide the suspicious stuff before the inspection.
It then sounds much easier to just use a discreet app that will help you do the monitoring for you.
So, are you ready to spy on WhatsApp remotely using your mere wits and a monitoring tool?
One the one hand, you’ll have all the
information in the world to tell you what your child is up to.
You’ll know if they’re being mischievous,
you’ll know if they are talking about something unethical, you’ll know if they’re sad, you’ll know if there is nothing to worry about.
On the other hand, sometimes it will make
more sense to have an open conversation with your child rather than have to go through their messages.
But then again, technology merely enables what we do in the real world, doesn’t it? So, who says we can’t have a bit of both?