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iMessage Monitoring for Kids and Teens

Not only does a smartphone facilitate a life of an adult today, but also it has become an inseparable and the most entertaining thing for our young ones. Kids are literary hung-up on mobile devices for numerous functions. Gadgets help to console and educate themselves, get in touch with anybody anywhere and anytime, explore the online world using the Internet and various apps.

Despite that, for kids, texting remains the most used (and often overused) feature on smartphones. Today, mobile messaging opportunities are provided via various facilities: SMS, online messengers, instant messaging apps, etc.

100%
teens use iMessage or SMS or both, making it the most common form of messaging. Facebook Messenger is used by 80% of teenagers.
33%
13 to 17-year-old teenagers name texting as their favorite form of keeping in touch with friends. They think that texts are harder to look over.
200,000
iMessages are sent every second, according to Apple services boss Eddy Cue. It works out to mind-blowing 63 quadrillion messages per year.

When it comes to texting on Apple devices, there is one thing that is definitely worth looking at – iMessage. iMessage is a proprietary messenger for iOS gadgets that uses Internet traffic for text transmission. Unlike regular SMS that requires a text plan or a one-time fee to send a message, iMessage works through the enabled internet connection. Also, when chatting via iMessage, it is possible to see if a text has been delivered, opened and read.

Texting is an incredibly convenient and popular way of children communication. Provided they use Apple devices, kids have access to the default iMessage app, which enables them to enjoy advanced texting without extra pay, just through Wi-Fi or mobile data plan. However, chatting is often abused and becomes time-consuming. Thus, tracking iMessage texts and other messaging activity is imperative altogether. If used excessively, texting may lead to aggravation of kids’ productivity, health issues or even problems in relations with friends.

Ways to Track iMessage on iPhones, iPads, and iPods

iMessage is a powerful instant Apple messaging tool. However, when used by kids, intentions to chat with others may be unfortunately complemented with purposes of bullying, harassing, deceiving and sexting. Therefore, in order to protect children from bad impacts and prevent unpleasant consequences, the principles of iMessage use should be revised.

No matter which Apple device needs to be tracked – iPhone, iPad, or iPod, they all come with the iMessage app by default. Today, with the increasing importance of supervising kids’ online activity, there are two main ways to follow iMessages.

Onboard Functionality

This method can be implemented, provided a parent has an Apple mobile as well. Both children’s and parent’s devices must be connected to the same iCloud account and have Internet connection enabled. To turn on message monitoring, go to iMessage settings on your device and link your own and your child’s gadgets to the field “You can be reached by iMessage at”. Ultimately, this procedure makes iMessage an iPhone app for monitoring text messages, and you’ll be able to see kid’s iMessage conversations right on your iPhone or iPad.

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Parental Control App

Apart from the onboard Apple tool, there are sophisticated parental control apps that assist parents to track iMessage texts. For example, Pumpic can monitor iMessage via iCloud without the need to jailbreak the device. Moreover, such software doesn’t stop on monitoring messages as it is a comprehensive solution to surveil all kinds of activities on a smartphone or tablet. Hence, you can supervise Internet activity, apps/device usage, social networks, emails, media files exchanged, etc. Also, you’re enabled to track GPS locations, routes history and set geofences.

The lack of monitoring kids’ activity on a mobile device may be fraught with risks and unpredictable results. Our young ones have learnt a lot and became quite tech-savvy together with the rapid development of technologies. So, in order not to be outsmarted by kids, parents should always keep an eye on what children are up to when using a smartphone.

In the case of iOS monitoring, it is possible to monitor iMessage texts using an onboard feature. However, kids’ device activity is not limited only to a regular texting. Therefore, using comprehensive parental monitoring apps to get a hands-on advantage of tracking various activities and keep kids away from online threats might be a really good idea.

Protect Your Kids by Monitoring Their iOS Device

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Track texting activity

  • Read iMessage texts
  • Track SMS and MMS, even deleted
  • Block incoming messages
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Monitor Internet activities

  • Follow IM conversations
  • Check browsing history
  • Block 18+ websites
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Control device usage

  • Track location and route history
  • Manipulate onboard and downloaded apps
  • Block the device entirely

Wider Monitoring Features – Better Protection

In today’s digital era, parents’ duty is to protect them not only from the dangers of the offline world but also from perils of online space. The situation is often complicated by the fact that nowadays kids mostly use mobile devices for their Internet activities, which makes thorough parental control almost an impossible mission. Pumpic’s 24 outstanding monitoring features allow parents to deal with this challenge decently. Thus, ensuring your kids’ all-round protection is a matter of technique.

Supported OS Versions:

  • IOS
    IOS 6.0 - 10.1.1
    iCloud password required
  • Android 2.2 - 6.0.1
    Some features require root
  • IOS
    IOS 6.0 - 9.1
    Jailbreak is required
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  • Control Browser
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  • View Bookmarks
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  • View Notes
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  • Block Device
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  • Location Tracking
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  • Geo-fences
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  • Keylogger
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  • Monitor WhatsApp
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  • Monitor Skype
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Over 10 000 Customer Worldwide Entrust Us Their Kids’ Safety:

Cameron H. – father of 12-year-old son

“Not many parents would admit that peers have more influence on their kids than they do. Still, this is our reality and Pumpic helps us to learn more about the social circle of our son. With its help, we found out many unpleasant things about some his friends we would never think of – rude words in messages, their activities and inappropriate behavior shocks. Now we are working on the decrease of their influence and constantly explain to our son the importance of friends and family.”

Mia V. – mother of 16-year-old daughter

“My daughter is 16 years old, and it is a very dangerous age if you know what I mean. My girl doesn’t talk a lot about her friends or admirers, so I’ve decided to install Pumpic to monitor her texting with others. My search resulted in finding several sexting messages sent to her by upper-former from her school. We’ve discussed that with her openly without shouts or nerves, and now she comes to me freely when she receives something inappropriate, and we discuss together how to react to it.”

Carlos W. - father of 14-year-old son

“Some time ago my wife and I noticed that our youngest son became sad, anxious and seemed to be unwilling to go to go school. It was obvious that the kid is holding back something, but he didn’t want to share his worries with us. That’s why I suggested using a parental control app to get to know what’s wrong. Pumpic appeared to be the one with the most various features. Soon we found out that he was bullied at school. We met with the school teacher and other boys’ parents and found a solution to the problem.”