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Tue, Apr 28, 2020 1:59 PM

Track messages or calls on my kid's smartphone?

Recently, I began to notice that my teenage daughter doesn't behave as usual. It seems to me that she is hiding something, and of course, it negatively affects our relations.

I would like to say right away that we have always trusted each other, but the problem is that she is clearly hiding something and acts suspiciously. Moreover, it's rather other children that I don't trust. That's because I understand the potential of the Internet and how it can be used. Here I am talking about online bullying which affects a very large number of girls and women. today

I know that she spends a lot of time with the phone and often talks with someone in her room.

I understand that this may remind the plot of a black mirror, but so far, the solution that I am considering is to get access to her phone to check her calls or messages. I understand that she is unlikely to talk to me herself, so I want to influence this situation myself and so it promptly.

Maybe someone knows some services or applications (it would be more convenient) that would provide me with an access to her phone?

I think many parents are preoccupied with these pigs, in fact.

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at&t has a paid app its called secure family when you search that there is also more in the app store, like saferkid text monitor, parental control app

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thanks for your suggestion, I will consider it, definitely.

Also, I found some information about an app at mspy.com and was about to try it, but... considering your recommendations, I'll probably figure out the differences between these apps first. Of course, whatever the app I choose, the most important thing for me is to see it working well. However, I understand that at&t apps have higher chances, indeed.

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Kids know how to hide their tracks in tech in a way the older gens will never understand. She could be using an app to chat/text over WiFi and you wouldn't see that on the AT&T billing and messaging info. My daughter was pulled in by YT videos on self harm and eating disorders. We survived, but in retrospect, I'd have given her a flip phone and said deal with it. Good luck.

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i just don't understand what makes people turn the internet into something so cruel and perverted

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Your access to read the contents of your daughter's text messages is restricted to the phone only. There is no way to read all of her text messages unless you were to sign up her phone for AT&T messages, which requires access and authorization through her device first.

All secure family does is allow you to see the same things that you can see for free in your usage report, which is date time and phone number that has been called or texted. Secure family is a nice way to limit who can call a very young child, and it allows you to track the phone's location without knowing that users iCloud or Google account information.

You did not mention the age of your daughter, but excluding one's parents at some point in your teenage years is normal. Somewhere between 15 and 18 parents become a pest who know nothing about what it is to be a teenager. ( like we were never teenagers right?). 10 years from now when she is a parent herself, she will apologize for being a (Edited per community guidelines) at 16.
Keep hugging her and telling her she is loved no matter what!

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thank you for kind words and an extensive reply ~

I will do my best. Have a nice day!

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