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Child Internet Safety Software: To Use or Not to Use

Worrying about kids is the defining and inherent trait of being a parent. Educating children on the security issues, explaining how to stay safe in various situations, and taking measures to avert all possible dangers is the distinctive trait of being a really good parent. This is true not only for the real life but also for the digital one as it has become the inherent part of modern-day kids’ and teens’ lives.

The thing is that the Internet – despite all its values – can be a dangerous place for children of all ages. Cyberbullying, sexting, online predators, identity theft, objectionable content – this is not anywhere near the full list of perils that lie in wait for careless underage users online. That’s why the question is not whether to utilize child internet safety software, but what monitoring and protection software to utilize.

teenagers access the Internet at least couple times a week, and almost 70% do it daily. The majority of them surfs the Web via their own Internet-enabled mobile devices (like smartphones and tablets) and personal computers. The lesser part uses family computers to go online.
parents worry that their children can be bullied – online or in the real world. At the same time, more than a half of parents fear that their kids might have troubles with anxiety or depression, and just over 40% - that their little ones may have issues with drugs or alcohol.
parents say that they use parental controls for monitoring, filtering, or blocking their teen’s online activities. These statistics reveal the fact that parents tend to take a hands-on rather than technology-based approach to keep track of their child’s digital use and interactions.

Although it’s beyond parents’ power to make the Internet a kid-safe place, they can at least do two things: 1) make the access to the Web’s dark corners much more complicated; and 2) keep monitoring their kids’ online activity to stay aware if the defensive system cracks. Installing family Internet safety software on kids’ smartphones and tablets as well as on family computers is rather easy solution. But remember that this is just a supplementary tool that would work best if you talk to your child and thoroughly explain to him or her what pitfalls are hiding behind the gadget screen.

Advantages of Parental Monitoring Apps

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As we’ve already mentioned, modern teens hardly can live even a couple hours without looking up into their handheld devices. And while ensuring relatively riskless browsing on your home PC is not a big problem, keeping track of what websites your kid visits on their smartphone or tablet is a lot harder. Moreover, as teens intensively use phones for texting and calls, a standard web filter would be not of much help here.

There aren’t too many options how parents can set up the Internet protection on their children’s mobile devices. Firstly, they can use built-in iOS or Android safety tools (like “Restrictions” on iPhone). But onboard utilities often have fairly limited functionality. That’s why many parents prefer utilizing specially developed monitoring apps.

Here are five major advantages parental control apps like Pumpic have:

  • check markIt is convenient – you can keep track of your kid's activities and relocations remotely from any browser and any device at any given time.
  • check markIt has a wide range of functions – besides web filtering, Pumpic monitors calls, SMS and IM messages, follows social media accounts, blocks apps, tracks someone else's cell phone and much more.
  • check markIt is simple to use – the app is easily installed and set up. The straightforward interface won’t confuse you. With the help of the Control Panel, you can monitor your child’s every move and interaction in one place.
  • check markIt enhances security – thanks to its multiple functions, the app prevents unacceptable online behavior and averts many digital dangers (sexting, cyberbullying, identity theft, online predators, etc.)
  • check markIt is legal – parental control apps are absolutely legal to use to monitor underage children, unlike spyware programs that are used mainly by employers and jealous partners or spouses.

Considering the huge variety of functions that a comprehensive parental monitoring app provides, you can rest assured that you’ve taken whatever measures are necessary to child-proof the Internet. The only thing you can do to fix the result is to maintain trustworthy relations with your kids and teens. You should explain to them why you monitor their activities and keep talking to them regularly about proper behavior and ways not to get into troubles.

Pumpic Secures Your Child Both Online and Offline

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Secure Internet activity

  • Monitor chats and social media
  • View browsing history and bookmarks
  • Block inappropriate content

Remote device control

  • Handle onboard apps
  • Check call logs, SMS, multimedia
  • Lock phone or tablet remotely
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Location tracking

  • View real-time location
  • Set geofences, get alerts
  • Access entire routes history

One-Stop Solution with Multiple Features

With its 24 outstanding features, Pumpic is the perfect child Internet security software for responsible parents to ensure their little ones’ safety. The app makes parenting in today’s connected world simpler and enables you to stay on the same level with your tech-savvy kids. Whether you want to protect your children from cyberbullying or online predators, safeguard their privacy or simply be informed of their current location – Pumpic monitoring app is the key.

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

Over 10 000 Satisfied Customers Worldwide:

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Bethany B. – mother of 16-year-old daughter

Pumpic is great. It literally saved relations with my 16-year-old daughter! For almost half of the year, she has been keeping secret that she join a religion-based community. She just was afraid to tell me because I’m atheistic. I started monitoring her interactions and location to make sure she wasn’t doing something illegal. Thankfully, when I found out what’s going on, we came together again as a family.”

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Chad W. – father of 14-year-old son

“Installing Pumpic was just a precaution. Now I’m always aware what my son is up to. We agreed that I wouldn’t view his multimedia files and set geofences, but at the same time I can check his location anytime and monitor his browsing history. It’s really easy to do via the Control Panel – I’ve even installed a special app on my iPhone. I feel calm for my boy, and I thank Pumpic for that.”

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Johanna L. – mother of 13-year-old daughter

“Easy, powerful, and reliable app. They are minor drawbacks with Kik monitoring in jailbreak-free solution, but not critical. On the other hand, email and SMS monitoring are a real clockwork. The interface is so simple and straightforward that even such a lamer like me doesn’t have any troubles figuring out what and where to look for. At least, I’m completely satisfied. Bottom line: recommended.”