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Keeping the Kid under Control is a Part of Parenting

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Modern-day parenting appears to have very little in common with what it was like, say, 20-30 years ago. One of the particular features of contemporary upbringing is providing children with maximum freedom and setting minimum restrictions. The idea behind this concept is to raise independent, unrestrained personality. But the other side of the story is that children start to behave wildly and do wrong things when there’s a lack of control – and they are not afraid of any consequences. Moreover, it’s a typical picture today when parents have a go at people who dare to correct or reprove their children rather than discipline their kids for acting out or wrongdoing. Eventually, there is a significant risk that without enough control a kid will become spoiled and grow up as a rather rude and selfish person. And parents will have no one to blame except themselves.

Thus, it’s parents’ direct responsibility to find a balance between being strict and being too lenient. Parental control apps can be of a great help providing parents with the information they need to praise and award or to condemn and punish their precious children. No one says you should follow them 24/7 and control their every move. But remotely filtering content they view, monitoring kids’ mobile devices, social media, calls and above all text messages can be a good solution to make sure that there are limits and consequences for unacceptable behavior.

teenagers (13 to 17 years old) mention texting as their favorite form of keeping in touch with friends. They think that texts are harder to look over.
teens spend time every day texting with friends while only 19% talk on the phone. A typical teenager sends and receives 30 text messages per day.
teenagers have sent sexually suggestive messages. At the same time, 15% of teens who have sent their images send them to people they only know from the Internet.

Besides helping raise a responsible young people, monitoring their text messages enables parents to protect them even when kids themselves don’t know that they’re in danger. Pumpic parental control app lets you control contacts, block misgiving senders as well as prevent children from drug abuse, bullies, and online predators.

Another aspect of teen texting is that, when regularly practiced at bedtime, it may be hazardous to kid’s health. According to the study by Xue Ming, a professor of neuroscience and neurology at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, late night texting affects the quality and amount of sleep resulting in negative impact on their level of alertness during the day.

What Parents Should Know about Teens and Texting

Teens are virtuosic texters. Parents know that their children will respond really fast when you text them. They simplify words, use acronyms and symbols to text more rapidly than almost any grown-up can. That is why most of kids’ and teens’ SMS are hard to interpret at the first sight. However, this tactic can be and is often used to hide the actual meaning from whoever may see their conversation.

Hence, you should learn at least basic slang words, terms, and acronyms to stay aware of what your kids are up to and prevent them from getting into trouble when it’s necessary. Here are several common codes every parent must familiarize himself with:

  • Check MarkCD9 – Code 9 – means Parents Are Around.
  • Check MarkGNOC – Get Naked on Cam (webcam).
  • Check MarkKPC – Keeping Parents Clueless.
  • Check Mark(L)MIRL – (Lets) Meet in Real Life.
  • Check MarkWTTP - Want to trade pictures?
  • Check MarkNIFOC – Naked in Front of Computer.
  • Check MarkTDTM – Talk Dirty To Me.
  • Check MarkSugarpic – Sexy picture.
  • Check MarkASLP - Ages, sex, location, picture.
  • Check MarkLHS – Let's Have Sex.
  • Check MarkCU46 – See You for Sex.
  • Check Mark420, Aunt Mary, bobby, boom, chira, Mary Jane - marijuana.
  • Check MarkA, black star, Elvis, golden dragon, pink robots, superman, twenty-five - LSD.
  • This is just a tiny part of teen specific texting language. You can educate yourself more by visiting Glossary of Internet Terms in our Learning Center. With this knowledge and Pumpic cell phone tracker, text messages your kid sends and receives will be completely visible and understandable to you.

    Another thing regarding texting you might want to consider is a social impact has on teenagers. For example, a kid may get angry at friends who don’t respond immediately and continuously to messages, not taking into consideration that the addressee may be asleep or driving. Also, researchers warn that round-the-clock contact with friends and receiving multiple opinions on any topic may affect teens' decision-making skills since they may undermine teens’ self-confidence and ability to think things through on their own. Consider these points and talk to your kids about setting limits on texting.

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Protect Your Kids Through Cell Phone Text and SMS Tracking

Track text messages

  • SMS, MMS, IM conversations
  • Check multimedia files and contacts
  • View even deleted texts
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Follow online activities

  • Monitor IMs and chats
  • View browsing history and bookmarks
  • Follow social media posts
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Control mobile device use

  • Lock device remotely, limit activities
  • Lock SMS containing bad words or threats
  • Manage app downloads and usage

Benefit from Using All Pumpic Features

There are dozens if not hundreds of tracking apps that enable parents to follow their kids’ activity remotely. But Pumpic’s 24 outstanding features (with text monitoring and keyword blocking being one of their major functions) make it stand out from the crowd. This parental control app is designed to help keep your children safe both in digital and the real world. Take a look at the full list of Pumpic’s features – and see how easy you can provide all-round protection for your little ones.

Supported OS Versions:

  • IOS
    IOS 6.0 - 11.2
    iCloud password required
  • Android 2.2 - 6.0.1
    Some features require root
  • Monitor SMS and MMS
  • Monitor Calls History
  • View Calendar
  • View Contacts
  • View Emails
  • View Photos
  • View Videos
  • Remote Control Panel
  • Control Browser
  • Control Applications
  • View Bookmarks
  • View Notes
  • Block Device
  • Location Tracking
  • Geo-fences
  • Keylogger
  • Monitor WhatsApp
  • Monitor Skype
  • Monitor Facebook IM
  • Monitor Viber
  • Monitor Instagram
  • Monitor Kik
  • Monitor Snapchat
  • SMS Commands

Trusted by Over 10,000 Customers Globally:

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Rita R. – mother of 14-year-old daughter

“Pumpic is very easy to install, and its Control Panel is very straightforward. I have never been a tech-savvy person, but even I didn’t have any problems figuring out how everything works. I usually check out my daughter’s SMS, instant messengers, and location logs while having lunch at work. We’ve already had several serious talks about her behavior – thankfully, nothing too risky but it made me realize that I’m giving her too much freedom.”

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Joel A. – father of 13-year-old daughter

“What can I say – good app. Had some tough times tweaking WhatsApp and Snapchat tracking on my daughter’s iPhone but after they updated the app it’s all working perfectly. Keep up the good work. Can’t imagine what should happen to make me regret the money I had spent on Pumpic. Knowing your kid is OK is worth much. Being able to protect her is priceless.”

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Jessie M. – mother of 14-year-old-son

“I tried out several parental monitoring apps (even hidden ones), stayed with Pumpic. Seems like they have the best price-quality ratio - their functionality is sometimes even wider than the more expensive solutions have. Especially, I like their comprehensive text tracking feature and reliable GPS location tracking. When we buy a smartphone for our younger son, we’ll definitely install Pumpic on it as well.”