We Needed to Watch Our Daughter for Her Protection

My wife and I often wonder where all the years went when it comes to our “little girl.” We both feel like she was just born a few years ago, but she wasn’t. She’s now 16 years old, and the time has flown by so quickly that we can’t even explain it. Now, she wants to talk with her friends more than she talks with us. She’s boy crazy, and we have been struggling with that. She chats a lot, but doesn’t let us see what she talks about. My wife learned about something called Snapchat Hack that allows parents to check to see exactly what their kids are talking about on that popular chat program. We discussed it and felt that we should download it so that we can make sure that our daughter is safe.

It used to be that our daughter thought the world of us and talked to us about everything in her day. We knew the day would come when she would change, be more independent and much more secretive, but we didn’t know that she would do her best to shut us out of most of her life. It hurt her mother and me at first, and it still stings. But now we realize that we can’t allow her to go her own way while we turn a blind eye. We have seen far too many parents do that and next thing they know, their child ends up in a lot of trouble.

Downloading the program was simple enough. It took only seconds to download. We had it up and running pretty quickly. Once we set it up, we were able to look at all of our daughter’s chat messages without needing to physically access her phone. We were both relieved to see that our daughter mostly chats about things with her friends that most kids her age talk about.