App Gives Parents More Control Over Kids Social Media Accounts

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PANAMA CITY BEACH-- Twitter, Facebook, Instagram are some of the most popular social media sites kids are using everyday.

With so much information shared on the web, some parents want more access to see what their kids are up to online.

"I would kind of like it so I can see what she's doing," said Laura Wright, Parent.

Now, that's possible.

Thanks to a new, simple application called "Halt."

You download the free app and open it.

Then create a user.

Then you you enter your child's name along with their social media accounts like Facebook, Twitter or instagram.

Every time you add a new social media, it costs 99 cents.

For the app to work, you must have your child's log in and password.

One you are logged on to your child's social media account, you click on it and all their posts will appear.

If you feel it's inappropriate, you click on the flag.

If you approve it, you click on approve.

Once you're logged on to your child's social media account, you click on it and all their posts will come out.

If you feel it's inappropriate, you click on flag.

If you approve it, you click on approve.

More and more kids are using social media sites and this app can help keep them away from the dangers that lurk online.

"There's a lot of crazy stuff online," said Shawn Stone, seventh grader.

Some kids think the app invades their privacy.

"No. That's a bad idea," said Stone.

Of course, parents say otherwise.

"My own children are at the age we're at the age where I felt like they need monitoring, I would like to have an app like that," said Mark Quinn, Parent.

"I love the app! The whole reason why I started following her on Instagram, and Twitter and Facebook was to keep an eye on her. And this will make it a whole lot easier," said Chasity Adkins, Parent.

The app was created by a south Florida man.

It's available for the iPhone.


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