Why_Parents_Need_Keylogger_Software by georgetitan

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Why Parents Need Keylogger Software


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Summary:
Children use computers for homework, surf the web at their leisure and socialize through instant messaging
– activities that are often outside direct parental control and by themselves leave little or no record of their
occurrence. If parents want to know how their children are using the computer they are faced with either
banning a child’s access to this media or being physically present at all times. Inexpensive and easy to use
key logger software is available that helps solve this problem.



Keywords:
keylogger, key logger



Article Body:
The emergence of the internet, and associated technologies like email and instant messaging, present
problems for today’s parents that were unimaginable just twenty years ago. Children use computers for
homework, surf the web at their leisure and socialize through instant messaging – activities that are often
outside direct parental control and by themselves leave little or no record of their occurrence.


Some parents attempt to solve the problem by banning computer use entirely or allowing it only when a
parent directly supervises, but most find this is not a realistic solution and places their child at an academic
and social disadvantage compared to other children. On the other hand, unfettered access to a computer
with access to the internet poses real dangers to children. Consider the following:


•Computer-sex offenders almost always meet potential victims in instant message chat rooms. Chat rooms
grant these predators anonymity and a belief their instant messages are not monitored or recorded.
•The average age of first exposure to pornography is over the internet is 11 years old.
•The FBI recommends you monitor your child's access to all types of live electronic communications,
including instant message and email.
•One out of five children were aggressively pushed to have face-to-face meetings with strangers in the last
year, often via instant messaging.
•Because young people often find instant messaging easier than talking face to face, they often say things
they wouldn't say in person. Cyber-bullying has become a new form of harassment.
•While online predators usually gradually seduce their targets through attention, affection, kindness, and
even gifts, some predators work faster than others, engaging in sexually explicit conversations immediately.
Many parents are finding an acceptable middle-ground between no supervision and direct personal control
of their children’s computer use is to use inexpensive and readily available keylogger software. Keylogger
software monitors a child’s actions on the computer and stores this information for later review by a parent.
Quality varies, but keylogger software is usually easy to install and setup, requires no advanced knowledge
by the user, and often can be purchased for less than $30( one vendor of keylogging software is PCSentinel
Software - www.pcsentinelsoftware.com ). Outside of physically being present and watching while a child
uses the computer, keylogger software is the only way for a parent to really know how their child is using
their computer.


Unfortunately, some parents are resistant to using keylogger software because they feel they are they are
spying on their children, or that their children are good kids and don’t require this level of supervision.
However, the fact remains that even “good” or “smart” children are still just children and often make, or can
be induced to make, very bad choices with awful consequences. Even savvy children who feel they are
protecting their private information from strangers in chat rooms often don’t realize how much personal
information they may reveal over many conversations – and predators are known to keep detailed files on
their victims, often piecing together small bits of information gathered over many conversations to construct
an outline of a child’s daily routine and whereabouts.


Ultimately, it is hard to argue that keylogging software is not a necessary tool for every parent with children
who have access to the internet. Simply put, it is the parent’s responsibility to know with certainty what is
going on in their children’s lives – and given the dangers of unmonitored internet access the only way
parents really know how their children are using their computer is through keylogging software.




Online backup software for computers

								
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