TxtWatcher’s powerful alert functionality allows you to configure and receive notifications based on the location or message content of your child’s texting.
You can define an alert, associate it with a phone you are monitoring, and select various reasons for getting alerted:
- Text message contains words or phrases in TxtWatcher’s pre-defined word lists:
- Adult content
- Alcohol or drug related content
- Crime related content
- Vulgar language
- Custom word list that you define
- Sending or receiving pictures
- Communication with a specific phone
- Texting during specific time periods (such as sleeping hours or during school)
And you can select the type of alert you receive – either by text message sent to your phone, or by email.
TxtWatcher allows you to define two types of location-based alerts:
- Proximity Alert – parents can opt to receive notifications if their child sends or receives text messages within 1500 yards of a specified address or location. Parents enter the addresses for which they would like to receive alerts.
- Texting While Driving Alert – Though TxtWatcher cannot tell if the person with the phone is actually driving, parents can opt to receive notifications if their child sends text messages while moving faster than 15mph. TxtWatcher estimates speed by determining the distance between the origin of two text messages sent or received less than 10 minutes apart.