Can you recommend some parental control software?

What I am looking for mostly is one that records WHERE they have visited and email me the results. Course, I'd like the possibility of keylogging and screen shots if that should become necessary.

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WebEvie

Asked by WebEvie at 4:19 PM on Nov. 10, 2008 in Tweens (9-12)

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  • your computer already keeps track of where they have visited it's the History on the web browser.

    have you thought about being stricter with them instead of invading their privacy? If you don't trust them on the computer, don't allow them on it. It's that simple. If they are doing research for school, there are books they can read, internet is not required.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:21 PM on Nov. 10, 2008

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  • To the person who replied about the "history visited"; yes, that's correct providing they're not deleting their history before logging off!

    There are many key-logging type software...just look-up what you're asking here and you will see a number of them that can either be down-loaded direct or bought on their site
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:50 PM on Nov. 10, 2008

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  • aol is set up with parental control...i love it...it tells you who they e-mailed, who they have chatted with and you set the boundarys. its great.
    mundellb1

    Answer by mundellb1 at 11:36 PM on Nov. 10, 2008

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  • I use pc tattletale. I saw a article in Good Housekeeping 2 yrs ago. It cost $50 and I love it. It records everything done on the computer. It has well been worth the money. It has given me a "heads up" on many things I my son wasn't telling me.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:11 PM on Nov. 11, 2008

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  • Do you have a Mac? On a mac you can put a time period when they can be on. For instance, I have the hours that my son can be on set to 4 pm to 9 pm. once 9 pm hits the computer locks him out until 4 pm the next day no matter what. You can also set it up that any site he wants to go to has to be ok'ed and added to bookmarks ( favorites for a pc ) it is a pain in the but when you first do this however once that has been set up for a while it is great. There is nothing my son can do to change anything!!
    Sonic1010

    Answer by Sonic1010 at 12:07 AM on Nov. 12, 2008

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  • I need this as well. Its not that you don't trust, its that you trust them to be who they are....teenagers. If parents are stupid enough to think that their teens would never do anything wrong or lie about where they have been, whom they are with, or what their doing on the net, then we deserve everything we get. Sometimes they even run into things that they don't know about. Its not always them doing something wrong...the parental controls are good.
    momofsaee

    Answer by momofsaee at 10:09 AM on Nov. 12, 2008

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  • I'm using OpenDns and Sentry both,and this is applied for PC, if yours is Mac OS,this mac parental control is worth to give it a go,just personal experience.Hope this helped. 

    Siennal

    Answer by Siennal at 1:27 AM on Jan. 15, 2010

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  • We bought a program called spector, it recorded every keystroke ( helps get passwords to other sights they go to), took pictures of the screen every so many seconds showed emails you name it, it was well worth the money. We use to tell the kids there isn't anything you can do on that computer that we won't find out about one way or another, and WOW the crap kids do online. They all know how to clear the history and many other things to to try to hide their tracks
    roundnround

    Answer by roundnround at 9:45 PM on Mar. 11, 2010

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  • Spector, it has caught our kids in all kinds of no no situations. Was great when we had foster teenage girls all the time too. Even got a teacher fired from the school system.
    roundnround

    Answer by roundnround at 10:32 PM on Mar. 18, 2010

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  • Hi everyone. I would like to ask if anyone ever heared or used social shield? I saw some ads and I would like to know how it works and if it reliable. If anyone have used it or knows anyone who uses it also, I would appeciateif you could tell me. Thank you. =)
    sarahlink38

    Answer by sarahlink38 at 4:27 PM on Oct. 25, 2010

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