Regan Morris writes about apps to spy on your kids:

  • TeenSafe – “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”
  • MamaBear – “used to link entire families and send alerts when someone is driving above the speed limit or has ventured outside a pre-determined boundary. It cannot be used covertly.”

“”As far as the UK is concerned, the use of ‘stalker apps’ could very easily land you on the wrong side of the UK Data Protection Act 1998 and other applicable UK laws,” commented Vin Bange from the law firm Taylor Wessing. “Domestic use is treated very differently to surveillance in the workplace – the latter is a complex area which requires close observation of the law and employee ‘consent’ cannot be seen as a silver bullet.””