The world isn’t a safe place. People have known that for ages, and used various tools to help keep their loved ones out of harm’s way. Parents are the most worried of the lot, about their children’s safety. Ever since the rise of the smartphone, it has become easier for online predators to stalk children and hurt them if they want. This has gotten parents all around the world worried, and new ways are being thought of to keep children safe.
The Virtual World and Its Vast Openness
Children are so invested in their smart devices these days that they forget the dangers of the internet. People have been known to stalk children based on their Facebook status updates or check-ins. Their habits can be easily tracked and children can get into danger. Children don’t realize these dangers, and keep posting their pictures and their personal information on social media and instant messengers without having the proper security and privacy options set up.
A Way to Monitor Children’s Location
Parents would love to keep an eye on their children’s schedule, and now they can. With so best monitoring apps available today, it is very easy for parents to track their children and know exactly where they are. They can follow the child around virtually using the GPS in their phones, which the monitoring apps can use to bring geolocation data to the parents.
Parents can also track their children’s KIK messages, emails, calendar and many more. This allows them to be sure of any meetings their children have got planned which they shouldn’t be going to. Oftentimes it happens that predators pose to be friends over social media and ask the children to come out and meet them. This sort of functionality helps parents deal with such a situation.