Computer Monitoring Software- Do You Know What Your Kids Are Doing Online?

Do you know what your kids are doing online? Do you really know? If you feel you need to know what your children or teens are doing online, you will need a computer monitoring program, also referred to as computer filtering programs.

Maybe you want to help keep your kids safe from sexual predators online due to advances in technology for children, or perhaps you want to know what your spouse or employees are doing online when they are on the computer. Whatever the case may be, computer and Internet Monitoring Programs run invisibly in the background of your computer while your kids, spouse or employees are using the computer.

With computer monitoring software, you can know what your kids are doing online, on MySpace, Facebook and other social networking sites, as well as instant messaging and email conversations that may be causing you concern. The Online Safety Site has a chat example of what your kids may be doing online without your knowledge, and parents need to know what their kids are doing online in order to protect their children.

The computer monitor and filter programs listed below offers a variety of features, so be sure to carefully review the information to help you in deciding which internet monitor program is right for your situation with your kids, spouse or employees.

Spector Pro 6.0 is the best spy software that money can buy. Spector PRO was awarded the coveted Editor’s Choice by PC Magazine, also offering Spector for Mac OS 3.0. Records emails, chats, IM, web sites visited, keystrokes typed and ALL MYSPACE. PLUS includes Internet time Blocking and danger alerts! Web Site Recording tool monitors every page accessed and saves a record of the URLs chronologically – Last Visit, Duration on Site, Active Time on Site, Total Number of Visits and more. Record every program (or application) and program window run on the computer being monitored.

eBlaster 5.0 is the ONLY software in the world that will capture their incoming and outgoing email and then immediately forward that email to you. eBlaster also captures BOTH sides of chat, instant messages, all keystrokes, websites and screenshots. Dependable, full-featured remote surveillance software; Records Internet and PC activity; comprehensive email reports sent right to your inbox. Easy for computer novices to install and use effectively.

Net Nanny 5.5 will allow you to manage your family’s Internet policy and from anywhere you have access to an Internet connection-even from work or on vacation! Review detailed interactive charts and graphs that provide information about where, how long and how often your family members are spending on certain web site. Manage access to Instant Messaging applications and see the full text of all Instant Message conversations.

Kidswatch Internet Security Parental Control V5 is a 2008 Award Winning Internet Safety and Parental Control software package that can meet the challenges facing parents on how to protect children from the negative aspects of computer use. Help your kids stay away from trouble and take the next step in parental supervision and computer supervision! Limit Internet surfing, chatting & game play. Receive email notifications when suspect words or phrases are encountered in chat conversations. Monitor chat, websites visited, programs used and computer use.


Telling It Like It Is fully endorses WiredSafety.org as a leader in Internet safety and help group on issues including social networking, cyber bullying and protecting kids from online predators of all kinds.

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  1. Hi, as I have mentioned in another post, I do believe that using monitoring software is basically spying on your child and taking away the precious sense of trust and privacy that your child needs. You said that you don’t think it’s spying, but in this post you say “Spector Pro 6.0 is the best spy software that money can buy.” Spy software, eh?
    It doesn’t matter if the software runs invisibly in the background. If you have to confront your child about what s/he is looking at online, s/he will know that you are monitoring the online activity. And if you are trying to hide your monitoring software in the first place, how is that not spying? I think that an environment of trust and open communication is the best for a child’s development, rather than secrecy and constant monitoring. And so what if s/he gets the occasional adult pop-up? As if that stuff isn’t already all over TV, movies, radio, ads, etc. Even children’s movies often have subtle innuendo these days. Rather than trying to censor our every possible “inappropriate” thing from your child’s life wouldn’t it be better to educate and talk to him/her in order to ensure that s/he knows the difference between what is appropriate and what isn’t?

    • Lin says:

      Hi John, spy software is the term often used in place of “computer monitoring software”, and that is why I used the term. I appreciate your opinion, but I do believe there are situations that occur within families that cause parents to sometimes feel it’s necessary to know what they’re kids are doing online without their kids knowledge.

      • Fair enough. I’ll agree with you that there are certain situations that can cause you to feel it’s necessary to monitor your children’s online activity, especially with younger children.

        Unrelatedly, my name is Alex, and Alex @ Pittsburgh Movers is fine if you want to rename my previous posts. I apologize for any inconvenience, I didn’t realize you were opposed to having only keywords in the name. I saw users like “display booths” and thought it would be ok. Additionally, you can be assured that spamming your blog is not my purpose – you have “nofollow” on my name/keywords so that doesn’t benefit my company in any way. If my main purpose was to promote the company, I wouldn’t have posted my comments since there would have been no benefit from the “nofollow” links. I just wanted to give my input about some of your posts that interested me, that’s all.

        • Lin says:

          Hi Alex, thanks for the heads up on your real. It helps me as well to know how to address and respond to a person leaving a comment. Even “display booths” has changed his usage to Steve @display booths or something along those lines.

          No worries – I don’t think of you as a spammer at all. I look forward to your continued participation in the comments.

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