Two years ago, I sent an email to some friends informing them that I was launching TxtWatcher, which is an app and service to help parents monitor their children's text messages. One of my friends forwarded the email to someone that she knew would be very interested in text monitoring. Eventually, I learned that she was the mother of a teenage daughter who had died from a drug overdose. Her daughter texted about drugs during her six years of progressive use-including the day before she died-but was always steps ahead of her parents' ability to keep up. The mother let me know that if she'd had an effective way to monitor the texts in real-time, her smart and beautiful girl might still be alive today.
The story really had an impact on the TxtWatcher team because we are all parents. We realized that kids do not go from zero to doing hard drugs overnight. Nor do they decide to engage in high risk behaviors instantly. Instead, there are a series of choices that are made and steps taken that lead to life altering, or even life ending behavior. The ability to help your kids make the right choices early on is critical, and monitoring your kids' text messaging is key.
TxtWatcher Records all Text Messages on monitored phones. As a message is received by or sent from a monitored phone, TxtWatcher will deliver a copy to your Account on the TxtWatcher WebSite. All messages are delivered silently and securely, ensuring the privacy of your data. Both text and attached pictures are retained for later review in an elegant easy to use interface that allows you to filter on and see conversations both past and present. Texts, Pictures, and Location are all recorded.
TxtWatcher incorporates a powerful Translation engine that gives you the unique ability to not only see what your kids are Texting, but also lets you know what your kids are texting. Only TxtWatcher can provide you this unique patent pending solution linking Translation with Alerts to help you prevent problems before they can begin.
TxtWatcher scans Texts for content and Alerts you through email or SMS when a message contains inappropriate content. Who determines inappropriate? You do through a flexible Alert Definition panel. You may choose to receive Alerts when a message contains content from one or more of our predefined categories such as Drugs, Violence, and Adult or add your own words to scan for. Receive Alerts based upon time of day, location, and who is in the Text conversations. Alerts are coupled with the TxtWatcher translation engine to make setup and analysis painless. Cryptic Text Messaging slang is instantly translated to standard English to ensure that no content of relevance goes unnoticed.
Logon to your TxtWatcher Account and Review Text conversations and attached pictures in an easy to use log viewing application. Review monitored conversations from your iPad or tablet device, laptop, desktop, or smartphone. Virtually any device capable of running a browser provides you instant access to the logs of your monitored phones.
TxtWatcher's customers are responsible parents who understand the need to be informed when their kids are engaged in inappropriate or at times, dangerous behavior by monitoring their kid's most common form of communication, Texting. The insight that TxtWatcher provides can help parents keep their kids on the right track. Our customers agree that TxtWatcher is a priceless parenting tool.