Smartphone Apps Monitor Kids' Activity

By: WHSV News Staff Email
By: WHSV News Staff Email

Parents can keep an even closer eye on their kids due to some new smartphone apps. They allow parents to see everything their kids do on smartphones. The Android apps are called "Protect Me if You Can" and "Catch Me if You Can."

Parents can track where their children are with the GPS in the phones. The app can even monitor phone calls, text messages and photos taken.

The app costs $20 per year.

Some parents say it's for protection, while others say it's too invasive.

Kristie Young is a mother who said she likes the idea and would use it on her kids when they're young teens.

“At that age you need to monitor what your kids are doing, so you know what they are doing, so you can make sure that someone that you don't know and they don't know has access to them,” she said.

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