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Apps to Keep Kids Safe

Mar 22, 2017

Raising a kid in today’s world is quite different from what it was like twenty years ago thanks to advancements in technology. While high-speed internet and cutting-edge digital technologies have made our lives better, they have also provided challenges when it comes to protecting our children from dangerous content. Unlike the proactive rules that most parents follow to keep their kids safe in everyday life, many parents feel helpless in navigating and protecting their children in the online world. We have compiled a few apps that can help you stay in the loop when it comes to protecting your children.

Net Nanny 

Net Nanny allows you to control your kids' internet activity remotely. Not only can you choose specific websites that you want blocked on your kids' phones; you can also block types of websites, such as those containing explicit content. You can also set it so that you will get a notification if your child types in a certain keywords.


Features:

  • Keeps explicit content from appearing on your computer.
  • Masks adult content before it appears on the screen.
  • Limits internet usage to predetermined durations.
  • Sends alerts and reports to your console or email.
  • Creates user profiles customized to individual family members' needs.
  • Monitors Social Media Activity

 

Secure Teen 

Secure Teen - Parents can't be expected to prevent problems they can't even see. That is where SecureTeen comes in. SecureTeen swiftly wipes out all harmful and mature content from your child's online experience. It keeps predators and cyberbullies locked out and helps you control the amount of time your child can spend online.

You cannot be there to hover over your children constantly. You will not be able to follow them around as they use their cell phones, laptops and computers. SecureTeen understands the need to keep a check on kids. Its tools and features have been specifically designed to do for parents what they can't do for themselves.


Features:

  • APP MONITORING: Monitors activity on apps such as; Facebook, WhatsApp, Skype, Kik, Viber, Line, etc.
  • SMS MONITORING: View all details of text messaging sent and received from your child device.
  • CALL MONITORING: Monitor all details of incoming and outgoing calls
  • LOCATION TRACKING: SecureTeen can help track your child's movement. If they go somewhere you don't know about, SecureTeen's online map will alert you. The app lets you stay in the know at all times!
  • WEB HISTORY LOGGING: This particular feature helps you get the tiniest details on all your child's online activity. Every website and webpage they ever open will be recorded and sent to you. There is also Internet filtering.
  • SAFE SEARCH: These are filters which act as a shield against mature and adult content. With these, SecureTeen ensures that your child never has an accidental exposure to harmful content.
  • REMOTE MANAGEMENT: You can remotely keep an eye on your kids because of SecureTeen's online dashboard. You never have to grab your child or their phone to get the information you need -  SecureTeen has it all for you!

Teen Safe

TeenSafe - According to highya, TeenSafe is an online software program that allows parents to discreetly monitor their teen’s texts, phone calls, social media interactions, phone location, and more, without requiring their devices be jailbroken or rooted. Because of this, TeenSafe has been used by more than 500,000 parents to empower themselves with knowledge, and to help keep their teens safe.

Watching your child transition into an adult is difficult enough without worrying about who they’re talking to, what kinds of conversations they’re having, or what they’re viewing online. And although modern technology has opened countless new doors, it can also open the door for danger.

Once your TeenSafe account is set up, your personal and secure dashboard and all of its data will only be accessible by you.  Your TeenSafe dashboard will log sent, received, and deleted SMS and iMessages; incoming and outgoing call logs, including contact name, number, date, and call duration; deleted WhatsApp and Kik messages, in addition to monitoring Facebook and Instagram activity; web search and browsing history; and current location and location history.

Features:

  • Social Media Monitoring- Dangerous communications on apps like Kik often start on social media. Older predators who pose as teens online — or actual schoolmates seeking to sext or otherwise exploit vulnerable young people — can use social media to gain the trust of their victims before convincing them to move the conversation offline to messaging apps. With 71 percent of teens juggling multiple social media accounts, your monitoring software has to give you the ability to get out in front of problems before they move offline by giving you access to contacts, posts, comments, friends and messages on Facebook, Instagram and any other channels your teen uses.
  • Access to Web History- Is your teen really browsing sports scores and music lyrics in his or her room at night, or pornography and forums populated with political or religious extremists? Are the sights they are looking at indicators of troubling behavior, or body issues? Monitor your teen’s online history to make sure they aren’t spending time on the darker side of the Internet.
  • GPS Monitoring- The best software also turns your teen’s phone into an iPhone tracker device. The whole point of monitoring your child’s phone is to keep them safe in real life. If they leave the house with someone who makes you suspicious, or if they don’t check in or come home by an agreed time, you have to be able to pinpoint their location, which you can always do with the right monitoring software.
  • A Unified Dashboard- Checking in with each element of your teen’s scattered, far-flung digital life requires a lot of time and effort — time that most busy parents don’t have. Without a centralized dashboard, it becomes almost impossible to keep tabs on social media, messaging and online content on a piecemeal basis. Parents who want to monitor their children in an active way, not just occasionally confiscate their phone or check their social media profiles, need to be able to review all that data quickly and easily. That’s why the best smartphone monitoring tools allow to see all your data in online location.
  • The Ability to View Deleted Text Messages- There are countless reasons that your teen might delete a text message. They may be hiding conversations with people you wouldn’t want them messaging. They may have sent or received an inappropriate text or photo that they don’t want you to see. They may resent that you’re monitoring them in the first place and feel like their privacy is being invaded. But it is just as likely that you have a good kid who hasn’t done anything wrong, but is being bullied and — like the overwhelming majority of young bullying victims — is too embarrassed or ashamed to say anything. If you can’t access to their deleted messages, you can’t see the content that may be posing them the most danger.
  • Insight Into Alternative Text Messaging Apps- Monitor your teen’s text messages — but don’t assume their conversations are limited to their phone’s built-in messaging application. WhatsApp and Kik are just a few platforms that teens use to take their conversations off the radar. These apps not only enable hidden image and video sharing, but they pose the threat of stranger danger. Your teen — and the predators who would exploit them — know to use their phone’s default messaging app for vanilla conversations while moving racier discussions to alternate messaging platforms that mom and dad may not know about.
  • Privacy and Encryption Safeguards- Finally, and most importantly, you need to make sure your teen’s iPhone tracker tool is safe! Your teen is only as secure as the software you use to monitor them. Make sure any app you use is encrypted so that, in trying to protect your teen, you don’t unwittingly expose their private information to data thieves. No one — including the people behind the monitoring software — should ever see your teen’s data except you and your child!


That’s why TeenSafe uses a 256 bit SSL encryption, the same type of encryption used by banks to keep your financial information safe. We know your teen is your most valuable treasure, and our #1 goal is to help you protect them.

Parents have to monitor their teen’s smartphones and online lives. The potential dangers are too real, too immediate and too permanent to do otherwise. You should be honest and open about the fact that you are monitoring and why you’re doing it. Use it as an opportunity to start a dialogue about difficult subject matter, and reassure your teen that it’s not them, but the world around them, that you don’t trust.

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NCBA - National Cattlemen's Beef Association Convention & Tradeshow
Feb 1-3, 2017
Gaylord Nashville, TN
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Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers Convention
March 31 - April 2, 2017
San Antonio, TX
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27th Annual Outlook for Texas Land Markets
April 20-21, 2017
San Antonio, TX

World Championship Ranch Rodeo
Nov 2017
Amarillo National Center, Amarillo TX
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Come see the Triangle Booth!

Farm & Ranch Show
Nov 28-30, 2017
Amarillo, TX
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Come see the Triangle Booth!

Dallas Safari Club Convention
Jan 2018
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Panhandle Groundwater Conservation District Symposium
Spring 2018
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