Currently, there is no clear-cut definition of what stalkerware is. This term is interpreted differently by various experts and journalists in the field of information security. Most often, the definition of stalkerware (also called spouseware or “legal spy”) is used to refer to software that is used for stalking — the unwanted, sometimes intrusive attention of one person aimed at another, which can also include spying one person on another. The term itself appeared due to the increased use of commercial monitoring software for spying on spouses or intimate partners, which could lead to abuse (harassment, family violence, etc.).
The problem is that due to the fact that some of the programs can be used in harmful ways, this label is often placed not only on deliberately malicious software (i.e. software designed to gain UNAUTHORIZED access), but also on quite legal monitoring products that the user is fully authorized to install on his own devices for various purposes (parental control, employee monitoring, etc.).
There is also an opinion that stalkerware includes any systems that stealthily collection data on users, including trackers from advertising and social media. However, since such a collection of information is not related to stalking, this definition is not correct.
Recommended screen time limit
Nowadays kids extensively use smartphones, and it’s the source of worries for their parents. One of the most common question is “should parents limit screen time?” There is no unanimity of opinions on this issue among the parents but most likely, the answer is “yes”. Self-discipline isn’t among children’s strengths; it’s very difficult for them to break away from an exciting game, even if they have already spent a lot of time playing it.
Well, for how long can kids play video games without harm? And, what’s even more important — how much screen time is too much?
Children are curious. They want to know everything and can be really cunning when it comes to finding information they are interested in. But it is not always possible to simply and safely tell children about everything they want to know.
Today, a mobile phone has become a necessity; it is obvious that children will use this device to search for answers to their questions. But using a cell phone can be harmful and even dangerous, because it gives kids access to the information to which they, by virtue of their age, are not yet ready.
To protect children from danger, parents can use tracking apps for Android phones. Such tracking applications will help you find out the location of your child, check his or her SMS and calls, restrict or block the use of games, view browser history and accounts in social networks, and much more.