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					Internet Safety: How to Watch Over Your Kids while You are Away

The most ideal way to watch over your kids is to sit beside them every
time they use the internet. But this is simply impossible. So to make
sure that your kids are kept from bad websites and other internet-based
threats while you are away, here are the things you can do:

1.    Keep your kids' computer account "limited". This will allow you
(administrator) to limit your kids' activity the way you want it like
automatically blocking downloads;

2.    Review recently   visited websites from the web browser's history. If
you want to know your   kids' web visits while you were away, you can
access it through the   web browser's history. Click CTRL H or open the
history button of the   web browser to see the recently visited webpages.

3.    Open the temporary internet files from the internet options folder.
This can be accessed either from your web browser or from your My
Computer folder. It allows you to see images, pages visited, and files
downloaded by your kids. It is important to maintain the automatic saving
of temporary internet files enabled to continuously see what your kids
have visited and viewed.

4.    Setup firewalls. Firewalls limit the access of your kids the way
you want. It blocks access to some sites and blocks entry of unwanted
files from your computer.

5.    Utilize web filtering services. Web filtering software enables you
to block the sites you don’t want your kids to access.

6.    Block the sites you don’t want your kids to   access. Do this by
adding the URLs of the websites you want to block   in Windows' "Hosts"
file. You can find the Windows' "Hosts" file in
C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\Etc folder of your My   Computer. Open it with
the "notepad" and add the websites you want to by   at the lowermost
portion of the text, below 127.0.0.1 localhost.

     Your edited portion will look like this:

     127.0.0.1 localhost
     127.0.0.1 www.blocksite.com
     and so on…

      Save it and the sites you have entered are automatically
inaccessible.

7.    Use web monitoring software. This will secretly monitor the
activity from your computer while you are away. It allows you to log in
to your kids' chat conversation, opened and printed files, opened and
closed application, website visits, sent and received email, and internet
connections.
      All these aim to either know the websites that your kids visited or
keep bad internet contents inaccessible to them; and aren't designed to
act as replacements for your actual guidance.

				
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