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May 17, 2012

Monitor Web/Internet Activities Of Teenage Kids

Filed under: Online Tools — Tags: — Neha @ 12:25 pm

The whole world operates on internet. It has become a vast pool of knowledge, but not everything is so hunky-dory about it. While we can tell you a hundred reasons of why we need internet, there are as many reasons to use it with restraint. Children, get worst affected by the not-so-good offerings of the web world due to over exposure and lack of guidance. It is normal for you to be a concerned parent, but it is also important to know that we should not stop them from using it altogether. So, that leaves all the parents with little choice but to explore some options which safeguard children while they access internet.

Care4Teen is just what you need when you have teenage children are at crossroads between innocence and adolescence. It is an online monitoring tool which reports all the activities of your child when he logs on to internet. This helps you in keeping a close tab on the websites accessed and you can be alarmed well in time if something which you consider inappropriate is being viewed. You can flag such websites and this tool will automatically block those websites.

Download the software for this tool which is available free of cost. It is not even a bulky tool and just consumes about 7 MB of memory space. A quick installation followed by a sign-up on Care4Teen and you are good to go. All the browsing history of the day will flash on your screen. To add on, Care4Teen automatically blocks quite a few websites which have been black-listed by parents across the globe. They have also prepared a comprehensive white list of websites which are healthy for children. However, as parents you can still exercise higher control by blocking some of the white listed sites and allowing a few black listed ones.

Some other features include:

  • Choice to use the tool on restricted users
  • In-depth monitoring by tracking and recording URLs accessed, time spent on site
  • Video clips are captured every 2 minutes and screenshots for your reference
  • Parental Control Panel for switching profiles easily

There are several other websites which offer similar facility. Some of notable ones are SpectorSoft, SurveilStar Activity Monitor, Norton Online Family and GetNetWise. I particularly liked Care4Teen for its minimalist and simple user interface.

Childhood should be fun, cherished and a celebrated phase of life. Don’t let your child fall in the quirky and morbid pit of cyber bullying. This will take away his innocence and have long-term implications. Just provide a healthy and well monitored access to internet and your child will feel safe. Care4Teen is a great tool and will help you in this process of upbringing a healthy and stress free child!


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