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New Cell Phone Monitoring Software Aims to Keep Kids Safe

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Whether you’re a parent or you work in youth ministry, keeping kids safe while they use technology has become an increasingly large task to accomplish. From Xbox Live, to iPhones, to Animal Jam, to Facebook and Snapchat–the possibilities for a child under 18 to get themselves in trouble is relatively easy. That’s why when I hear of software to help us parents and youth workers keep kids safe, I listen. KidGuard reached out to me to share their software options for monitoring kids on their devices and beyond. They also have a grant available for qualifying nonprofits through the end of 2016.

Cell Phone Monitoring Software for Parents

KidGuard mac_copytoday announced the introduction of a new cell phone monitoring software developed for parents who want to track their children’s digital activities and keep them safe from online threats. The sole mission of the KidGuard team is to protect children online by bringing awareness and inspiring solutions to key issues, such as cyber-bullying and sexual predators.

KidGuard’s simple and intuitive interface gives parents the ability to monitor all online interactions, including:

  • Text Messages: Monitor sent, received and deleted text messages.
  • Location: Know exactly where the child is at any moment in time or where they have been in the past.
  • Calls: Have access to call logs for both incoming and outgoing calls as well as view other information such as contact name, number, date and duration of calls.
  • Photos: See photos that your child has sent or received
  • Social Media: Track communication in accounts that include Facebook, WhatsApp, Snapchat, Skype, Viber, Kik, WeChat and Line.
  • View Apps: Check which apps are installed.
  • Browser History: View your child’s browser history and prevent them from visiting dangerous sites
  • Contacts: See who your child has saved as a contact
  • KidGuard is easy to install and use. Support for the app is available 24/7. When using this technology, it is also essential that parents communicate with their children about the risks and rewards of cell phone.

While privacy concerns continue to be a hot topic, a child’s safety must come first,” said Lawrence Ng, founder of KidGuard. “As the age of children who use mobile phones decrease–average age is now 10 years–parents need tools to cope with the multiple challenges of a digital world on their children.

Negative peer pressure, cyber bullying and sexual predators are real concerns that parent worry about every day. By using KidGuard, parents can become a proactive part of their children’s life and intervene when appropriate. Cyber bullying is a good example. Statistics are staggering. More than 40% of teenagers with tech access report being cyber bullied over the past year. “

Text messaging is another ongoing threat. Children can be exposed to cyber bullies, sexting, viewing inappropriate pictures and video, and talking to strangers pretending to be other teens. With KidGuard, all the material they are viewing is readily available to parents, enabling them to make decisions regarding the safety of specific online conversations and intervene, if necessary.

KidGuard recently initiated KidGuard for Nonprofits, a series of programs to support nonprofits in defending children from digital risks such as cyber-bullying, online predators, teen suicide and childhood depression.

For the remainder of 2016, KidGuard for Nonprofits is awarding $1,000 grants to up to 20 nonprofits, and a $5,000 grant to one non-profit its panel believes created the most impact in the community, either by helping parents deal with digital risks involving their children or helping children directly.

All 501© nonprofits are eligible to apply. Grant submission deadline is December 26th 2016.

More information is available here:

http://www.kidguard.com

[Editor’s Note: The post contains affiliate links]

Lauren Hunter
Lauren Hunterhttps://laurenhunter.net
Lauren Hunter is a writer who loves the big picture of God’s journey we are all on together. In 2007, she founded ChurchTechToday, a website for pastors and church leaders to harness technology to improve ministry. Married to her high school sweetheart, Lauren lives in Northern California with her husband and their four children. Her latest book is Leaving Christian Science: 10 Stories of New Faith in Jesus Christ. She can be found online at https://laurenhunter.net.

7 COMMENTS

  1. I have the same issue Joseph has mentioned. I believe this website is a scam to get your credit card info to steal from you. Any suggestions as to what to do?

  2. Hi Joseph,

    Thank you for your patience. I apologize for the delay in replies due to holiday season. Our agent has reached out to you regarding your account through email.

    Thank you for your feedback regarding our features. We will notify our tech support to fix any issues as soon as possible.

    At the moment, we do not have a twitter account. I will look into that and make sure to clear any misunderstandings.

    Best,
    Jesse Frank
    KidGuard Team

  3. This site I just signed up for the free 7 day trial after reading this, it says after 7 days it is going to charge me 20 bucks…there is NO cancel options AT ALL!!!! I have spent the last 48hrs looking for a way to cancel..I tried the support email they list in the terms for canceling and my emails get sent back saying there is no such thing as that email address….I tried their online support and get not a single reply…it has 3 support people things and 2 it says has not been active for 1-2 weeks and then another that says has not been active for 3 days now. My credit card information has become hardcoded…means there is not a single thing to click on to change or remove my credit card off the site, it is like a screen shot of my credit card or something…above this..the site’s features that it said it had…none of them is working at all except the locate phone. I noticed numerous Chinese writings on their twitter and I did notice a chinese “yen” money format on their site itself.

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