Why I Invested in a WhatsApp Spy App—an XNSPY Mother’s Tale

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An XNSPY mother talks about how using the app helped her reconnect with technology and her daughter. She proves that you’re never too old to keep on learning!

When I finally decided to buy my then 12-year-old daughter Ellie her cell phone, I made sure I got parental control with it. It’s not that I didn’t trust her. It is just that I wanted to watch how she used her privilege like a hawk. I’ve been the same way with most parenting milestones. I kept an eye on her when I bought her her first bicycle to see she didn’t ride too far off the road. I walked her to her ballet class till I was absolutely sure she knew her way back home. Why would me buying her a cell phone be any different? Besides, all the parental control did at the time was let me look at her text messages and call log.

My Eureka Moment in Smartphone Monitoring

Fast forward 4 years and enter the smartphone age. Now my daughter has one of those phones that come with countless apps and widgets. I’m going to be honest with you, I’m not exactly up to date on all these new tech whizzes and discoveries. My husband thinks I’ve lost touch. But whatever it was, I didn’t realize that teenagers these days don’t really text as much. They use WhatsApp to do all the talking.

When her text messages were coming up short, I started to worry for a bit. I thought she was going through one of those moody teenage phases where she doesn’t have a lot of friends and doesn’t talk to anyone. Little did I know that her thumbs were tapping away on a different window to her SMS one. That’s when I knew I just had to look into getting a WhatsApp spy app.

Finding Out More About WhatsApp

I did a little research and found that apparently, people are using WhatsApp way more than SMS now. What blew my mind was the fact that WhatsApp sends over 30 billion messages a day. 30 billion! So of course Ellie would have been in with this trend. Kids are ahead of their parents in technology trends anyway.

So I knew right away that simply reading her text messages won’t give me the full picture of her phone communication. I had to read her WhatsApp as well.

XNSPY Became My New Monitor

The next thing I had to look up right away was a suitable parental control that would let me do this. That’s how I found XNSPY. Being as technologically unaware as I am, using XNSPY confused me for a bit. They’ve got monitoring for lots more apps that kids use. This includes Kik, Skype, Viber, Facebook and many more. They even had traditional SMS monitoring. But they also had the following WhatsApp functions:

  • Chat viewing
  • Group chat viewing
  • Media files viewing
  • Time and date stamps of messages
  • Alerts on Watchlist words or contacts

It was fairly easy to use and it actually helped me get back into being on top of things. I may not be as in touch with technology as my daughter, but I’m learning. The app sure has helped. As has coming on here and reading this blog. So I hope my little contribution will help other parents that read this blog, too.

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