Monitoring Software?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Kristofer, Feb 4, 2008.

  1. Kristofer macrumors member

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    HI, folks. as a concerned parent, I would like to monitor my son's internet use. I believe he has a right to privacy, but without getting too personal, he's been having some problems lately and I want to make sure he is safe. I was hoping someone might point me in the direction of piece of software that can run hidden, and keep a history of his computer usage. If it's obviously running, he'll just close it. He empties his browser history frequently, so I'd like a way to monitor his usage without his knowledge. I feel like a sneak, however it really is for the best in this case... Is there such a software available?
     
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  3. scienide09 macrumors 65816

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    Without knowing the full situation, it's hard to suggest. However, my guess is that a technological intervention is unlikely to solve your worries -- it may just make the matter worse.
    Why not sit down and have an adult conversation with your son? Choose a neutral location, or a place he a) will find comfortable and b) can leave if the conversation turns south. Same goes for you.
     
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  5. closebeauty macrumors newbie

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    Power Spy For Home/Office is a well designed and all-in-one spy software for home and office use. Monitor how your computer has been used while you are away.:)

    • Stealth and undetectable surveillance
    • Log document and file used & clipboard data
    • Log keystrokes including MSN ICQ, AOL and Yahoo Messenger
    • Log emails and websites visited
     
  6. t0mat0 macrumors 603

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    If you're on Leopard, you could add parental restrictions to his account but leave the internet open - it just logs the site for a month or so. You just have to make sure his account isn't administrator and your admin account is secure. I don't think it would show up in any way for him. It'd be hidden in other words.

    As a personal thing, you may want to tell him that you are going to monitor it though, as a respect for his privacy.
     

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