Protecting teens is becoming more difficult and parents are searching for the thin red line; the point where they need to get directly involved to keep their kids safe.
For many parents, they know their kids are engaging in unsafe mobile activities but they don’t know exactly what is required for protecting teens. In other words:
You know…but you don’t want know.
Who is your child texting? Who are they calling? What apps are they using?
You have a clear desire to know, to be aware, and to keep your child safe. Yet, you also know there is a thin red line between protecting your child and ruining their privacy, controlling every aspect of their lives in the process and facing rebellion every step of the way.
Every parent wants safety – but no parent wants constant rebellion, antagonism, and lasting anger to come from protecting teens.
MMGuardian Parental Control was designed with this potential dichotomy in mind and it is intended to provide safety, awareness, and control – without devolving into absolute control unless the parent deems it absolutely necessary.
Let’s delve into exactly what that means in real terms.
MMGuardian’s Monitor feature analyzes your child’s texts. With monitor, you choose the words and phrases that worry you, individually, and only receive alerts for texts that indicate problems you yourself have highlighted. That way, you don’t receive every one of your child’s texts – ruining your own time and their privacy – but you do know they are safe.
MMGuardian’s App Control feature blocks or restricts apps, providing you flexibility in how to handle your child’s applications. Some apps, like Snapchat, are truly dangerous and need blocking. But others, like Angry Birds, may simply require time restriction to reduce distraction. The mixed feature set lets you incorporate nuance into your decision-making.
In the end, it’s about wielding power with a chisel, not a hammer. With kids and teens, that’s often the story of life, isn’t it?