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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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kathcarruthers Absent Member.
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zeffan wrote:

>
> 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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zeffan Absent Member.
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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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ecyoung Absent Member.
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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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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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ukdtom Absent Member.
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And the reason why I stopped using the other one 😉


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Zeffan:

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

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

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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.

- Anders Gustafsson (Sysop)
The Aaland Islands (N60 E20)


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You could also use http://www.opendns.com/ to filter/block assuming
they can't change the DNS settings of the PC

zeffan wrote:

>
> 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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We used a combination for my niece's stay. NetNanny to block sites, but I
found it doesn't always block UTube videos from within FaceBook or MySpace
(MySpace was her mother's approval - not mine).

And I used 2 keyloggers, 1 she could "see" and 1 she couldn't. I didn't
like the FamilyKeylogger because it tracks all passwords - including yours
in the same log file. We were using the free version, that may be
configurable within the paid version.

Password all of your machines, and give them limited accounts only on the
machines you're letting them use.

Best method though was sneaking up behind her and looking over her
shoulder. I made her change her age back to 14 from 19 (she's 14) and
kicked her off the computer for a week when I caught her having cybersex.
And then I made her put condoms on cucumbers until she got it right with 3
adults watching, emailed all of her "friends" that she's only 14 and anyone
over the age of 18 caught chatting with her that's not family would be
reported (which I did do to several). That kept her safe for a couple of
months. Now she's home and SIL lets her do whatever she wants.
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Re: kid-monitoring software recommendations?

How about one of those like electrozap chips like Cartman had on South Park the movie?

(you visit a bad site and get a zap)?

LOL!
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naomi371 Absent Member.
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I'm sad to hear that she's no longer being guided 😞 I hope you helped
her enough that she is now choosing to act appropriately, in spite of
the freedom to do otherwise.

Mary Matthews wrote:
> We used a combination for my niece's stay. NetNanny to block sites, but I
> found it doesn't always block UTube videos from within FaceBook or MySpace
> (MySpace was her mother's approval - not mine).
>
> And I used 2 keyloggers, 1 she could "see" and 1 she couldn't. I didn't
> like the FamilyKeylogger because it tracks all passwords - including yours
> in the same log file. We were using the free version, that may be
> configurable within the paid version.
>
> Password all of your machines, and give them limited accounts only on the
> machines you're letting them use.
>
> Best method though was sneaking up behind her and looking over her
> shoulder. I made her change her age back to 14 from 19 (she's 14) and
> kicked her off the computer for a week when I caught her having cybersex.
> And then I made her put condoms on cucumbers until she got it right with 3
> adults watching, emailed all of her "friends" that she's only 14 and anyone
> over the age of 18 caught chatting with her that's not family would be
> reported (which I did do to several). That kept her safe for a couple of
> months. Now she's home and SIL lets her do whatever she wants.

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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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Re: kid-monitoring software recommendations?

if you aren't able to deploy something like squid/dansguardian and want to
use something at the desktop level try:

http://www1.k9webprotection.com/


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