Social media holds a significant place in the life of the teens and tweens of the iGeneration. The recent researches and reports indicate towards teens’ excessive use of social media and instant messaging applications. The kids between the age of 13 and 17 are found to spend more than nine hours on social media and IM apps. It seems that Facebook and Instagram have become more important for the youngsters than their studies and other important aspects of their lives.
Unfortunately, this dedication of kids towards social media may cause them to suffer serious consequences. The unsupervised use of online platforms may expose the underage children to several risks such as child predation, online bullying, catfishing, scamming, child abuse, sexting, pornography and online sex crimes.
It would not be untrue to say that social media is dual-faceted. While on one side, it claims to connect the people across the world, it exposes children to several risks facilitating the predators and offenders. The popular online platforms and instant messengers including IMO, Tinder, Kik, Snapchat, Telegram and Facebook are the facilitators of child predators, sex offenders and bullies. It is the need of the hour to safeguard kids from these online risks and keeping tabs on their online and offline lives.
What is IMO App?
IMO is a known instant messaging app that allows the users to send messages, share media files, and make audio and video calls with the people worldwide. If you have a smartphone and an internet connection, you can create an account on IMO without any cost. Download the IMO app from Play Store and get it installed on your phone. The app will ask for your phone number and send a verification code to your provided number. Except for the phone number, there is no need to provide any personal information to the app. It is optional to provide your name or other details.
After activation, the app accesses your phonebook and finds out which contacts are already using IMO. You can send messages to those IMO users and can invite other contacts to use the messaging app.
Risks Attached to IMO App
Like other instant messengers and social media apps, IMO can be dangerous for underage children. The app is not intended for below 13 but still many tweens are using the app texting and video chat. The IMO users are more likely to be bullied because anyone on IMO can send messages to other IMO user. Anyone having your phone number can find you and sends threatening or inappropriate messages. The app is being used by the predators and pedophiles particularly for its file sharing and video-chat features which they use to trap and groom kids for sexual exploitation.
How to Track Kids’ IMO Chat on Android Phone
There are several cell phone monitoring apps that enable parents to supervise the Android phone use of their children. TheOneSpy is one of the most advanced Android monitoring apps particularly developed for kids monitoring. The app allows parents to monitor the digital behavior of their kids and track their social media and online accounts. The spy app allows tracking the popular media apps and messengers including IMO, WhatsApp, Line, Viber, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Tinder, Kik, Telegram, Hike, Zalo and Yahoo messenger. Parents can monitor the social media chats of their children without accessing their phones. Also, they can see what their kids have posted on the internet and which photos and videos they have exchanged with the online friends.
To track the social media apps of your children, you are required to install the cell phone spy app on their Android phones. After installation, the app accesses the messages, calls logs and other data stored on the monitored phone. All the data is then uploaded to the online account of the Android spy app. Parents can operate that account from any mobile phone device. This enables them to read their social media chats, see their call logs and other information regarding the phone and internet use without taking their phones into possession.
The social media and instant messaging monitoring enable parents to protect their offspring from the threats of cyberbullying, child molestation and other potential online risks.