There’s a definite increase in popularity for mobile trackers. Many attach negative connotations with the software, perhaps thinking that their only purpose is to track and secretly spy on partners. However, with the traditional PC now leaving our homes, more and more kids are using the internet in places that we can’t monitor. They can browse the web in their bedroom, they can send WhatsApp messages on the way to school and they can be bullied and abused through social media while they’re waiting for a bus.
Trouble is, unless your child tells you, you’ll never know about it.
Hoverwatch offer an Android solution which you can install in seconds. You monitor everything via a web control panel and it’s available for just €8.33 per month, which is £7.32.
Features include the ability to monitor the location of the phone via GPS, which is always useful if your child is playing outside or on the way to school or a friend’s house. In addition, you can see text messages, call history and audio, camera, locations, WhatsApp, Facebook, internet activity, calendar and contacts. It might sound like your spying but, in reality, you’re safeguarding and protecting them.
The app remains completely invisible, so even the “techy” kids won’t spot it. Meanwhile, you can check that pictures sent through apps like WhatsApp are all “above board” and decent. In addition it’ll take a photo via the front camera every time the screen is unlocked – good if the phone is stolen, and it’ll track the device even if the SIM is removed.
The parental user interface can be logged into via any internet-connected computer and you can instantly see where the target phone is or head into the various features, and it can track up to 5 devices too. Simple, easy and pain-free. Plus it gives you great peace of mind.
The app is also available for both Windows and Mac computers. It’s definitely worth considering if you’d like to protect the people you love from cyberbullying and inappropriate content.