I believe that it’s important for my kids to be able to have a sense of independence, and experience and learn new things for themselves. When it comes to their online safety, I want them to know that I trust them, but at the same time I need to know that they aren’t putting themselves in danger. That’s why I decided to use Snapchat Spy to keep tabs on what they do with that app. I know that my kids use it multiple times per day, because I’m on there as well, and I can see all of the things that they’re posting. I’m sure that they’re posting even more things that I can’t currently see, which worries me.
Another parent told me about this tool, and he’s been using it for a few months now, with great results. He told me that he hasn’t found anything really alarming, but the fact that the tool is installed and he can check in on his daughter at any time really gives him peace of mind. He knows what she’s doing on the app, and whether or not she’s behaving appropriately. From what he says, it was really easy to install and use as well.
The part I like is that I can remain anonymous while I use it. My kids will never know that I’m using it on their phones, and I’m able to access it remotely. I’m not a very technical person, but what I read on their website detailed exactly how they protect my identity and keep the kids from finding out what I’m doing. This type of hack is genius, and I’m glad that it exists. As I said earlier, I trust my kids, but I’m not willing to put all my faith the belief that they will know how to remain safe online. Better safe than sorry.