Cell phone monitoring software, or spyware, is an easy-to-use and powerful application that you can download on to a target phone so you can see all the activity on that phone.
Concerned parents and employers are two of the most vocal groups in favor of cell phone monitoring.
There are many pro and con arguments.
On the con side, a recent Huffington Post article claimed that “…the best policy is to give kids their privacy, but to also make sure they’re very clear about the public nature of social media and the possible implications of potentially regrettable online behavior.”
The article goes on to state:
Social media freedom teaches kids an important lesson in how not to behave. What not to share. It teaches them that public is public, and some mistakes can’t be erased. That’s a hard, but necessary, lesson for people to learn. And it won’t happen with mom and dad looking over their shoulders, or at their browser history when no one’s looking. Letting kids control their own online presence is also a valuable lesson in accountability. Social media takes much of the fall for teens’ bad behavior, from enabling after-school bullying to providing a forum for inappropriate photos. But by blaming social media for kids’ mistakes, we absolve kids from certain responsibility that is theirs and theirs alone. Teens will make bad decisions both online and off, but they make the decisions. Simply put, when social but media exposes a child’s bad behavior, it’s not the fault of social media.
But the pro argument is just as strong!
Parental monitoring allows parents to have the peace of mind they need in a dangerous digital world, and to have control within the cell phone culture of today.
In a USA Today article, a father explains.
Rob Coker says safety is why he keeps electronic tabs on his daughters… New cars increasingly have available technology that lets parents both spy on and set limits for their kids behind the wheel. And there are a growing number of phone apps and aftermarket devices for parental controls.Teen crash deaths have declined in recent years, but an average of seven teens a day still die in car crashes. Speeding, something that can be monitored and in some cases prevented with technology, was a factor in 33% of fatal teen crashes in 2011, the Governors Highway Safety Association reported last month.
What is Cell Phone Spyware and Is It A Scam?
Scams happen every day. How do you know what’s the truth and what isn’t? Especially when it comes to a non-tangible product, like a cell phone app? Well, you should always do your research. You should always believe that if something is too good to be true, it probably is. And you should always read the fine print. No, it’s not a scam. But you need to read the fine print to fully understand that you must have physical access to the target phone for a few minutes to apply the software.
How can you spy on a cell phone? Visit Auto Foward today to weigh your pros and cons and make an informed decision. Whatever side of the argument you’re on, you can’t deny that safety should be EVERY parents concern.