Cybernews researchers have warned that many popular child-monitoring Android mobile apps may also be leaking the parents’ data to potentially malicious third parties via the third-party trackers in the apps. The researchers have also warned that the insecurely implemented Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificate handling and open-source code in some of these apps could leave them vulnerable to man-in-the-middle attacks. The advice is for parents to either research these apps fully online before choosing one, or consider the merits of focusing more on teaching children how to recognise online threats e.g., grooming, and how to spot and avoid dangerous websites.