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    kid-monitoring software recommendations?

    We have finally come to the conclusion that we need to install some software to watch what our kids are doing on the computer. I'd like it to be able to keylog, screen scrape, and send periodic emails with their activities.

    Any recommendations?

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    Re: kid-monitoring software recommendations?

    zeffan wrote:

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    > We have finally come to the conclusion that we need to install some
    > software to watch what our kids are doing on the computer. I'd like it
    > to be able to keylog, screen scrape, and send periodic emails with
    > their activities.
    >
    > Any recommendations?


    Don't forget to check all their game consoles and handhelds that may
    have connectivity. I saw a Dr. Phil about that just the other day.

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    Re: kid-monitoring software recommendations?

    Don't forget to check all their game consoles and handhelds that may
    have connectivity. I saw a Dr. Phil about that just the other day.
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    They don't have any of those. Their ONLY connectivity at home is the one computer they have access to. I'm looking for software recommendations.

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    Re: kid-monitoring software recommendations?

    So there are no open/public wireless AP's that they may be connecting to? I
    thought I had things covered until that bit me in the rear :-( And now I
    have to worry about cell-phone tethering and those phones you can purchase
    (or have a friend purchase for you) without contracts.

    "zeffan" <zeffan@no-mx.forums.novell.com> wrote in message
    news:zeffan.3xhtgn@no-mx.forums.novell.com...
    > They don't have any of those. Their ONLY connectivity at home is the
    > one computer they have access to. I'm looking for software
    > recommendations.




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    Re: kid-monitoring software recommendations?

    I used to use K9....

    Free for private homes, but doesn't do what you requested though....

    It's not a monitoring tool, but more of a blocking tool

    http://www1.k9webprotection.com/


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    Re: kid-monitoring software recommendations?

    And the reason why I stopped using the other one ;-)


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    Re: kid-monitoring software recommendations?

    Zeffan:

    No recommendations, just a link that mentions three and compares their
    features:

    http://www.safecomputerkids.com/ : )

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    Re: kid-monitoring software recommendations?

    Zeffan,
    > We have finally come to the conclusion that we need to install some
    > software to watch what our kids are doing on the computer. I'd like it
    > to be able to keylog, screen scrape, and send periodic emails with their
    > activities.


    There is nothing, short of filtering through a firewall that works, but
    the easy solution is: Do not allow any computers in their room. Have the
    "family PC" in a space where parents are most of the time.

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    Re: kid-monitoring software recommendations?

    Anders Gustafsson wrote:

    > There is nothing, short of filtering through a firewall that works, but
    > the easy solution is: Do not allow any computers in their room. Have the
    > "family PC" in a space where parents are most of the time.


    The "public location" has always been a good solution for us. And of
    course, we're geeks so I have an Astaro Security Gateway installed, and
    block all kinds of sites for my now only minor in the house. He can't get
    to any web based email, must use GroupWise, can current access YouTube, but
    I've warned him that if I see him accessing anything there inappropriately
    he will be banned (he likes silly 12 year old videos about farting and
    such!). He has no access to Facebook or MySpace, etc.

    Not only that, but he's on a Mac, and I have full remote access to the Mac
    any time I like, so even if I'm not in the room with him I can spy on him
    any time I feel like it

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