A new platform called Mobile Minder has been developed by a Dublin start-up which can help parents monitor their child’s mobile activities. It enables parents to view the people contacting their child and monitor messages sent to and from their child’s phone. It also has a location system that allows parents to pinpoint where their child is at any time.
Another innovative aspect of Mobileminder is its built-in system that notifies parents to texts with specific words that could be linked to cyber bullying, sexting or unusual behaviour. This is the part of the App that really appeals to me as if your child was receiving text messages of this nature, their first reaction may be to delete them and you as a parent may never know that these messages ever existed.
The platform is now available for a 14-day free trial on Android phones. I believe that other versions are in development which is great and I look forward to seeing how well received it is.
Have you used it? What do you think?