My daughter is in her early 20s and has autism. She no longer lives with us. She loves to use her computer, and uses it to connect with people on Facebook and other sites. Unfortunately, but we have two problems:
1. Despite having Norton on her computer, the computer frequently gets viruses and adware. Every once in a while, we take her computer in to our local "computer guy" and have the hard drive wiped clean and Windows reinstalled. She doesn't have any important documents or anything worth saving on her computer, but obviously reformatting the hard drive is expensive and a hassle. I believe the computer gets infected because she plays a lot of games, and anytime she downloads a game, she clicks "yes" to everything that comes with it.
Is there any way to make her unable to download things she couldn't? I once had a net nanny program on her computer, but she a) complained it wouldn't let her download games, and she figured out the password. She is running Windows 7.
2. She has broken 5 LCD monitors in a 4-month period. She has thrown her mouse and keyboard at the monitor, thrown the monitor itself, and hit the monitor. She gets mad at a game or gets frustrated, and takes it out on the monitor. After monitor #3, I had a piece of plexiglass made to fit the front of monitor #4, then used a c-clamp to attach the base of the monitor to her desk. I was pretty proud of myself. Then she broke the monitor off the base! Luckily I found a source for $8 monitors. Monitor #5 lasted two days before she broke it, too, off the c-clamped base.
Any ideas for a better way of securing the monitor and keeping it safe from her tantrums?
Thank you so much for your input! I would love to be able to prevent these problems before they happen.