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Old 03-19-2005, 01:12 PM
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Question Worried about what my kids are doing online while I'm at work

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I've been having a feeling recently that my kids are going places they shouldn't be going online when I'm not home. I work till 6 or 7 usually on the weekdays and sometime on the weekends. Their father works from early morning till at least 8pm and travels often for his job. My kids ( two sons and one daugther, ages 15, 13, and 17 ) get home from school between 2:30-and 4:30pm. So they have alot of alone time. With four computers in the house. Me and my hushband have tried net nanny and a few other softwares in the past but they always somehow figure out a way to get around them.

This months newsletter from family corner ( I believe busy little hands ) featured a software by desktopdetectionservices.com This is the link to the newletter, the ad is at the bottom http://www.familycorner.com/newsletter/busy.shtml

I was wondering if anyone else here has that problem and has tried this software. I've downloaded the demo and like it like and I like the concept of what it does and how it does it. However I haven't made a choice yet if I'm going to buy the full version or not. So any experiences with the software?? Good or no good?

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Old 03-24-2005, 02:55 PM
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You could always make a rule - history of computers HAS to be left intact or internet access is TAKEN AWAY. You will only have to disconnect once for a week or two and you will have compliance. With history intact, you can check where the kids go. You can't control what your kids do outside of the home - but it is YOUR home...and if you do not want them on certain sites (and I am sure you have discussed which kind of sites they are to stay away from) it is your right to restrict access. It is a priviledge to have a computer with internet access in your home.
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Old 03-24-2005, 08:47 PM
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I know people who have actually put a password on their computer. Have you tried this? When it loads up you actually have to have a password to log in.
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My hubby took and set our kids pc up so that if the page contanted{sp} certain words or things it had to have a password to go to it with out the password it would not load the web page ..the only down fall to this is you have to go ahead a set up the pages that you will let load like web sites they are allowed to go to this way you dont have to have the password for them ..if you need help setting this up I will have hubby type it out for you
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Old 03-28-2005, 11:12 AM
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Online Protection Software for Kids

We use a software called WEE-Blocker. You can filter sites by content, bad language etc. Also you can also set it up so that only certain sites can be accessed. There is a Master User password that is the only one that can make changes to it, and it can not be disabled, by rebooting or turning it off, etc. They have a free version and a paid version. We use the free version and my 9 year-old son can safely go to only the pre-approved sites I have entered for him. So I feel very comfortable with his online experience.
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