Florida Ranks Third in Parents Snooping on Kids Online
Reasons for the sudden growth are unknown, said Ivory Thompson, operations manager at Retina-X, parent company of Mobile Spy. But one thing the company does know: 95 percent of South Florida parents surveyed said their children regularly access social media sites on smartphones. "In Florida, it just seems like a lot of families are worried about their children on social media sites, and they want to find out what they're doing," he said. "It could be that more kids are coming of age and getting a phone, or more parents are buying their kids phones, or it could just be product awareness."
South Florida parents are serious about keeping their kids safe online. In a recent survey by the mobile tracking software company Mobile Spy, Florida ranked third in the nation for the number of parents watching over their children's online activities- and the vast majority of them are in Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties, Mobile Spy officials said.