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Parents have become more concerned with monitoring the texts that their kids receive on their cell phones. Some parents disagree with this idea. They believe it means you are trying to be to controlling over your kids, or that it is equivalent to spying. Others view cell phone parental control as a crutch for parents not taking time to develop a relationship with their children, and teaching them how to be safe. But still many parents believe that it is another way of being a good parent. They compare parental control on their child's cell phone to a parent checking attendance at school, completion of homework, meeting their friends, and knowing their daily schedules. Kids having cell phones gives them a lot of opportunities for social interaction. Reports have shown that as many as 45% of kids between 10 and 12 have their own cell phones. Most phones are web compatible and contain a camera, also giving the ability to receive picture messages, even if they are inappropriate. There are many dangers with kids having cell phones. Many kids do not fully understand the implications of sending out revealing pictures. Any embarrassing or inappropriate text or picture messages are harmful, because they can easily be broadcasted to large numbers of others quickly. Having parental control software is a solution to keep your kids safe. What features does the parental control software offer? Many but not all parental control software's offer the three following categories: