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Default software help - 01-18-2010, 06:51 AM

hey, im not trying to be a hacker or spy on someone. i'm just worried about my son who just recently has been getting packages through the mail and im pretty sure its linked to how he's getting ahold of the things he is.. such as brass knuckles and throwing knives. i just want to know the best software that can enable me to see what he is doing on the internet without him getting upset thinking i dont trust him.
don't give me a spew on parenting or your parenting advice. i just want to know a software that will help me get to the bottom of this,thank you
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Default 01-18-2010, 11:27 AM

This all depends on your level of computer knowledge vs that of your son. If you don't know what you're doing and he is more computer savvy than you, then chances are he'll find whatever you've put in place on his computer and disable it or bypass it.

If you want to go down this path, my suggestion would be to set up a machine as a proxy server (using something like squid) and route all your web traffic through that. Then you could have log files which would show which sites he had connected to and when. Because it would be running on a separate machine, he would not be able to access it (you would need to secure the machine, obviously). That would mean that he would not be able to disable or bypass it (assuming that everything else, like your router admin screens, are also locked down).

The alternative (and the advice I have given to my friends) is to keep any network-connected computer in a family area (such as the lounge or living room). That way you can monitor it simply by looking at the screen.

However, I don't think either of the above options are a good thing to do. The chances are that any technical restriction you put on your son will just result in your son looking for a way round that restriction. There are many ways to get online which require no technical expertise, for example going round a friend's house, going to an internet cafe or using his mobile phone to surf the internet.


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Default 01-18-2010, 03:12 PM

Truely off topic, moved to General....


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Cool 01-18-2010, 04:06 PM

if he hasnt cleared them, you could go into documents and settings and under his user name check his cookies and you can see the web sites he has gone to, thats how I knew my son was checking out the porn sites, but he is 20, what can I do....(lol) I would be kinda worried if he didnt look at that stuff..

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Default 01-19-2010, 02:24 AM

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This all depends on your level of computer knowledge vs that of your son. If you don't know what you're doing and he is more computer savvy than you, then chances are he'll find whatever you've put in place on his computer and disable it or bypass it.

If you want to go down this path, my suggestion would be to set up a machine as a proxy server (using something like squid) and route all your web traffic through that. Then you could have log files which would show which sites he had connected to and when. Because it would be running on a separate machine, he would not be able to access it (you would need to secure the machine, obviously). That would mean that he would not be able to disable or bypass it (assuming that everything else, like your router admin screens, are also locked down).

The alternative (and the advice I have given to my friends) is to keep any network-connected computer in a family area (such as the lounge or living room). That way you can monitor it simply by looking at the screen.

However, I don't think either of the above options are a good thing to do. The chances are that any technical restriction you put on your son will just result in your son looking for a way round that restriction. There are many ways to get online which require no technical expertise, for example going round a friend's house, going to an internet cafe or using his mobile phone to surf the internet.
That's a good advice!!!i'm a father.i used a keylogger to record my son's computer messages,but before i do it,i had told him the truth,and he also agreeed....Er,If you are not familiar with this software,i think the best way to solution this question between your son and you is communication not software.
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Default 01-22-2010, 02:15 AM

Tks for all suggestion!I will talk to my kids
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