Well, I got my daughter a phone. I also have three other children that will get phones. I told all my kids that I will buy them a cell phone when they go into sixth grade. I am looking for some sort of phone control software. It doesn't need to be hidden because I told her that I will install it on the phone. She has my old iPhone 5 for the past year but she gets frustrated because it doesn't have enough storage and the screen is only four inches. I may get her a cheaper android phone. She currently uses iMessage and texting. Right now she is a well behaved girl because she is just starting out her teenage years, but I know we have a lot more years to go. Also, there is a lot of trust between us as well as very little attitude, just the occasional rolling of the eyes, then she is quick to apologize when I let her know she is being disrespectful. She asked for Snapchat, but I told her no because other people can use it to cyber bully and the erase it. I told also told her that I am going to install something where I can see anything people send her in case if anyone sends her something that we need to save. I also told her that accountability keeps us out of trouble and minimizes heartache, which is why me and my wife know all each other's private life, both in real life and online, and that as she gets to be an older teen, she will probably be tempted to do bad things. Our entire family has an internet only in the living room policy, but with a phone, that is not practical. I guess I am rambling, but being the dad of a 12 year old is scary. I have been nothing but honest with her and as open as age appropriate. We also have three more chikdren between 10 and 7. My point is that I want to install something that can restrict apps, filter the internet, as well as monitor messages and email. I don't think this is unreasonable because even my wife and I know that our lives are open between each other. (If anything, it's just convent because we have reminded each other of stuff or passed messages.) So, anyone have any experience using these types of software. I have looked at several pieces of software, but nothing seams to stand out.