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Child Watch: The Apps That Let Parents ‘Spy’ on Their Kids

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(BBC) – In the United States, nearly 80% of teenagers own mobile phones. About half of those are smartphones – with access to the internet, games, cameras and social media.

That worries many parents. And those fears are fuelling a growing number of so-called parent apps – to track what kids are doing online.

TeenSafe can work as a personal CIA spy for parents.

The company urges parents to tell their children they are being monitored, but the app can work covertly and show what kids are posting on social media as well as deleted texts and messages sent via popular apps such as Kik, WhatsApp and Snapchat.

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