I am trying to find some kind of parental control program that will log what my teenage kid does online--e-mail, passwords, and such. My daughter has recently changed all her passwords and has become very secretive. We're concerned that this may lead to trouble. Does anyone know of a program that is reliable and has no problems associated with it? I would be most appreciative!
I had three teenagers on a shared PC in my home and I grew increasingly concerned with the web sites they might be viewing, the time they spent online and some of the topics of discussion they engaged in via chat rooms. I actually use only used one program to try and keep my kids safe and to help enforce what they already know to be the rules of computer operation in my home.
The program I use to monitor what "happens" on the "kids" computer is a great monitoring program called Responsible Surfing (click here). This program not only takes screen shots of the entire computer screen at predefined intervals, it also records every key stroke typed on the keyboard. It also e-mails report to a specified e-mail address. Not only that but you can set-up key word alerts that can trigger an e-mail notification immediately. It monitors the time logged into the computer by username/account. I have my kids account set to three hours per day, one hour at a time with a mandatory minimum of 30 minutes "off-line" before they can login again.