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How can I monitor my child's text messages?

Shawn Edgington
Pediatrics
Text message content monitoring is not usually offered within parental control services due to confidentiality issues. If you feel you need to monitor the content of your child's text messages, you'll need to purchase special software that has text-monitoring capabilities. I recommend that you do an Internet search for "Parental Control Software for Mobile Phones" to locate software that monitors text content. If you're going to monitor content, you must tell your child what you are doing and why.

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