Leaving home without a cell phone is almost unthinkable. It seems that we have cultivated a need to be instantly contacted 24/7. In fact, when we don’t remember to take our cell phone, we hurry back to retrieve it and arrive late rather than leave without it.
Not only is the cell phone a way to receive calls, they are now small computers with applications, such as text messaging, media messaging, video and audio recording, social networking, etc. And more and more applications for mobile phones are being produced every day.
The latest one and one that is quickly becoming increasingly popular is cell phone monitoring software. For those of you who don’t know, cell phone monitoring is a software application that allows you to monitor the phone calls and text messages of a smartphone, such as a BlackBerry or an iPhone.
What if you were able to figure out exactly where your teens are at any time? Have you ever wondered what your kids are texting? They don’t want to tell you, but you have a right to know. With mobile phone monitoring software you can monitor their phone calls, GPS location and their text messages. This allows you to uncover potential conflicts before they escalate and to help keep your kids safe. Often, the problem is from an external source, like a bully that intimidates your teen into secrecy. In any case, you definitely want to find out so you can do something about it before it gets out of hand which is usually when parents learn about these issues.
Mobile phone monitoring has its share of controversy. Just like any tool, it too can be abused if not used properly. If you’re tired of wondering where your kids are, then a mobile phone monitoring application will give you peace of mind. It will allow you to make sure your kids are where they are supposed to be.
In order to do this, you connect the mobile phone (and only a mobile phone that you own!) to a computer and log into a website. Then, it’s just a matter of uploading the mobile phone monitoring software onto the phone. The software is commonly referred to as spy software. The term “spy” (which is used for marketing purposes, much like the term “power” in power drinks) refers to the fact that the phone gives no indication that such software has been installed.
Finally, because mobile phone monitoring software is not meant to be illegal, sites that sell it ask you to sign (or click) an agreement that states you’ll only install the application on phones that you legally own. Moreover, despite what some people believe, you can’t use phones that have the software installed on them to spy on other cell phones. When you think about, this software may very well be the lifeline between you and your kids.