Can my parents moniter my text messages with smart limits?

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Can my parents moniter my text messages with smart limits?

I just recieved my Iphone 3GS today. I am very happy i have it be i adore privacy. Yes, it is a modern invention, but i enjoy it. Can they monitor my usage or just limit?

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‎09-30-2015 1:39 AM

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They can monitor (with and without Smart Limits) who you are messaging with (phone number, date and time) but not the contents of the message.

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I'm sure there are many people who would hate the idea of such a feature, but for parents who pay the bill with kids whose texting conversations may offer insight into some of the details of their lives they are't exactly forthcoming about, i think it would be great to have all of his text messages (in and out) pass through my phone as well. I've been keeping tabs on numbers and times, but content is golden. I'd be willing to bet that other providers offer this feature. anyone? what are your thoughts? I'm no "big brother" fan, and i understand that an open dialogue with your children is key, but lets face it, not all of us are as fortunate as that. This could well be a matter of safety - even life or death. What are your thoughts on this?

 

Bonnie

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I completely agree Bonnie. I would check her texts every now and then but I'm sure the ones that were deleted were worse than the ones I saw! It would be beneficial since we can't tell WHO they are speaking with by the phone number. My daughter is 13 and it scares me that she was talking to strange "boys" it would also be great to be able to control the Smart Limits with an iPhone app or something.

Kirsten
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I also wish all text messages sent and received were allowed to pass through my phone, then I could see what this girl is saying to my 14 yo son that he is so upset about, he want talk to us about it, but will text his friends which just blows my mind!
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I AGREE! A GREAT DEAL OF THINGS COULD EASILY BE AVOIDED WITH THAT TOOL. THE WORLD IS MORE DANGEROUS AND PARENTS ARE LESS EQUIPPED! A APP LIKE THAT WOULD HELP TO LEVEL THE PLAYING FIELD! THERE IS NO PRIVACY WHEN IT COMES TO KEEPING MY KIDS SAFE!
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   I know you're concerned about what your child is sending and recieving over text, but me, being a 13 year old girl myself, with her own phone, disagrees. I know you're thinking it's obvious I would disagree with this. But, my parents do check my phone occasionally, and talk to me about what I'm sending and recieving. I honestly think this is more effective than having your childs text messages sent to you. If my parents had my texts sent to them, that would make me want to sneak around more often, honestly. And if you're that concerned about what your child is sending and recieving over text messages, maybe they shouldn't have the privledge of having a phone. 

   Just trying to help. 

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guiltymusicaddict wrote:

   I know you're concerned about what your child is sending and recieving over text, but me, being a 13 year old girl myself, with her own phone, disagrees. I know you're thinking it's obvious I would disagree with this. But, my parents do check my phone occasionally, and talk to me about what I'm sending and recieving. I honestly think this is more effective than having your childs text messages sent to you. If my parents had my texts sent to them, that would make me want to sneak around more often, honestly. And if you're that concerned about what your child is sending and recieving over text messages, maybe they shouldn't have the privledge of having a phone. 

   Just trying to help. 


You realize you are responding to a thread that hasn't been active for over 2 years?

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This is ridiculous. If you people don't trust your little children enough to tmake the right decisions with texting, then DONT GET THEM A PHONE.... There is no reason to monitor and smother your children. That will only make them more rebellious... Sincerely, the 19 year old boy that probably texted your daughters!

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