Should I use spyware on my kid’s phones and tablets?
Although it is tempting to many parents, psychologists do not recommend that you spy on your kid’s phones or tablets covertly because of the high potential to damage a trusting relationship between the parent and child. For instance, if you did find out that they were Sexting by using a spyware app, then how would you confront them? Would you explain that you know they were Sexting because you have been spying on their online activities? This is not considered a healthy situation by most psychologists.
The MoVi app is not spyware and should be downloaded on a child’s phone with their knowledge. Parents are advised to have a conversation with their kid’s explaining the reason why they are downloading MoVi on their phone or tablet. The MoVi app is designed to not invade on a child’s privacy unless potentially inappropriate content is detected.
This fact should be explained to the child so they don’t think that the parent can eavesdrop on their chat conversations or view all pictures being received and transmitted. Again, it is important to note that only potentially inappropriate pictures will be flagged for which the parent will be alerted and notified.
The MoVi app will monitor your kid’s screen in real time to determine if there is nudity or pornography. If detected, then MoVi will immediately send a notification to the parent’s phone and include a copy of the image in a “blurred” format. This type of early detection is important as parents need to take action if someone if your kid’s Snapchat group sends out a Sexting picture or an inappropriate video. A parent’s best defense is early detection so that the issue can be addressed with the adolescent right away.