As a parent with three kids, I understand the challenges parents face. My two daughters are at the age where they want to start doing things on their own with their friends. Understandably, I have concerns as they venture out into the world on their own. I believe my kids will be fine. However, this is a different world than when I was a teenager.
Text messaging has opened new doors for kids. Unfortunately, it has also created new opportunities for bad things to happen. Bad ideas and bad intentions now travel fast and are easily sent to kids.
I developed a plan to use the built-in capabilities of iMessage to monitor my kid’s messages. I have been using this method for over a year with great success. There is peace of mind in knowing what they are doing and if a potential issue does arise.
Since the process worked so well, I have helped several friends monitor their child’s messages using this method. They too have appreciated the ability to monitor their child’s messages and the peace of mind that comes with it.
You Too Can Monitor Your Child’s iMessages
If your child has an iPhone, you can easily monitor their messages.
- You will need an Apple device to monitor iMessages from your child’s iPhone. This device can be an iPad, iPod touch, Mac computer, or an old deactivated iPhone that is no longer in use. You can also use your own iPhone, but I recommend using a dedicated monitoring device separate from your iPhone.
- The monitoring device will need to be connected to the Internet using either a Wi-Fi network or a cellular data network to receive your child’s messages. You will also need to know your child’s Apple ID and password.
- You can setup the monitoring device to receive your child’s iMessages using their Apple ID and password. You can then setup the Text Message Forwarding feature to have their SMS text messages sent to the monitoring device.
- You need to be aware that Apple sends a notification alert to your child’s device when another device signs in to their account. You may not want your child to see the notification, so you will need to clear the alert.
- If you use your own iPhone to monitor your child’s messages, everything needs to be setup correctly on your child’s iPhone or your messages could be delivered to your child’s iPhone.
If you are unsure how to setup the message monitoring, I have gathered all the information you need and put it into one easy to follow step-by-step guide that will help you monitor your child’s iPhone messages.
The guide contains 47 pages of easy to follow instructions plus loads of helpful tips and tricks to get everything setup correctly.
You can gain a better understanding of what’s happening in your kids lives and help keep them safe by monitoring their iPhone messages.
Please contact me if you have any questions about the guide. I am available to help.
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