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New app tracks children's phone use

A mobile app to be launched in UK will allow parents to monitor remotely all the online activity of their children.

BBC News has been shown a prototype which lets users see all social media, messaging and website traffic on a child's tablet, smart phone or laptop.

Tracking software is now freely available to download.

Angus Crawford reports on whether this will be seen as a useful parenting tool or a spy in the school bag.