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Valrico, FL— Keeping track of your child's activity on social media is critical when faced with a dangerous situation.

Parents realize that it is important to be involved their child's social life and online activities but at the same time you want to be able to trust them and give them their independence.

In Ashley Lyon's case, the 16-year-old girl who went missing her father admits that social media helped locate his daughter.

10 news is partners with Dr. Phil and he recommends 5 Apps to help you keep track of your child.

Dadguard although created by a dad, the program can be used by both parents. It keeps track of your children's activities on the computer. Tracking emails, messages and chats.

Keeping track of your child's activity on social media is critical when faced with a dangerous situation.

My mobile Watchdog will notify you if there is any suspicious activity going on within your computer.

Textguard tracking text messages their content and what numbers the messages are coming from.

iwondersurf monitors the websites your child is visiting.

Whrrl is a gps monitoring system that you install right on your child's cell phone it lets you know exactly where they are at all times.

For more information on these Apps that can help protect your children visit http://www.drphil.com/articles/article/603

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