We were the first generation to use the internet…and now many of us have kids that are old enough to use the internet, themselves. It’s tough not to sound like old folks when we shake our fists and shout, “The internet wasn’t like that in my day,” but boy, have things changed over the past couple of decades!
For starters, kids have smartphones now, which means they aren’t tethered to a home computer that they operate under the watchful eyes of their parents. Another concern? Kids now have a variety of social media channels through which they can contact friends – or even strangers – and engage in worrisome behavior.
One of the most concerning social media apps for parents is Snapchat. You know how in spy films, our hero double agent gets a top secret message that will destruct in ten seconds? That’s kind of how Snapchat works. Photo or video messages can be set to delete permanently after a short period of time – meaning that parents can’t check out their kids’ phones to find out if they’re sending (or receiving) racy photos or snapping themselves engaging in dangerous or inappropriate behavior.
Thankfully, there are Snapchat spy apps like mSpy that allow parents to check out what their kids are up to. Rather than being in the dark about your kids’ online activity, you’ll be able to view all photo and video files exchanged on their device, even if those files have been deleted. You can also monitor all messages, as well as see timestamps for when each message or file was exchanged.
Snapchat can be a great way for kids to hang out online together and have fun. With a Snapchat spy application, you can help ensure that your kids are using it safely and not putting themselves in danger.