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Parental Control Software

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I am pretty clueless regarding software that monitors and controls the activities of a computer. I have been looking around online, and there are SO many programs that all claim to be wonderful and the answer to any problem imaginable. No idea what to believe though.

Can anyone recommend an easy to use, hopefully free program? It will only be used on a home computer to check up on what websites are being visited, monitor chat programs and control access to certain sites. My oldest teenage boy has been found browsing pornography sites and downloading pictures, etc. Since my 12 year old daughter also uses this computer, I want to have control over such things. Asking him to stop doesnt guarantee it will thats for sure :tazz: I also want to keep my daughter out of chat rooms, etc.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thank you.
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    The Leather Lady

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I don't know of any software that can intelligently distinguish between legitimate and forbidden searches. That doesn't mean there isn't a program out there, though.

I have four kids, and they all have their own accounts to log into, so it is pretty simple to keep their stuff separate and follow up on their internet activities. When my 11 year old breaks the rules, he loses computer privileges.

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ankush patel

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there are many things out their. check out www.download.com
they have many great programs that i have tried out.

also you can use the internet explorer tools security.

but if i comes down to it, just use one account on your computer that everyone logs onto. So you can keep an eye on your children.

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