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#1 mcarley

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Posted 05 June 2007 - 10:51 AM

Hello everyone. Im concerned about what my son is viewing online. The problem is that everytime I catch him viewing something that he shouldnt,like from history or whatever, he figures out a way to cover his tracks.Is there a way I can view his keystrokes? Ive heard you can even without software.Any help is greatly appreciated.

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Posted 06 June 2007 - 06:31 AM

I am anti-keylogger for kids - IMO it teaches them that it's OK to spy on others (it also teaches them to hide their tracks better). Because it's for their own good isn't reason enough (again IMO) - that's the same reasoning that's been used to deprive people of things throughout history.

If you're suspicious and they delete their History, etc - take away the computer for a period of time. That's a consequence for being sneaky - not for visiting prohibited sites.

But, be aware that there are easy ways that the kids can use to 1) hide their keystrokes and 2) to hide the location of the sites that they're surfing to.
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Posted 06 June 2007 - 07:39 AM

I must agree. Keyloggers are a band aid to a deeper problem. I use universal precautions with my sons. Their computer is in plain view and I do pop in on them. We chat about things that I find in our school district and how situations are handled. The is no substitute for being involved in their life.

Take a look at these:

FBI Publications - A Parent's Guide to Internet Safety
Beyond the basics: Prevention guidelines - from Microsoft
isafe.org

Good luck. I do credit you for taking a step to make sure they are safe.

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