Find out if your child has an online shopping habit with keystroke recorder software
Learn what your son or daughter is buying and from where
The allure of buying things online—from music and clothes, to concert tickets and books—can appeal to even the biggest spendthrift. Young people who don’t have experience with credit cards or purchasing merchandise on the Internet can sometimes get a little reckless with their consumer habits. Parents of children such as these might consider getting keystroke recorder software in order to keep an eye on their youngster’s spending tendencies.
By installing the keyloggers program on your family computer or your child’s personal machine, you can see every website they visit and just what they buy (and how much they paid for it). If they’re using your credit card without you knowing it, you can block these sites where they are buying things. Hopefully, you’ll also catch them in time to cancel any unwanted charges from going through on your own credit card.
Buying gifts or downloading music from iTunes online is not like shopping in a regular store—the charges go through so quickly and easily that people aren’t exposed to those tedious moments of considering if this purchase is really worth it or not. Children especially might fall victim to the conveniences of shopping online because they don’t have as much exposure to shopping in real stores in the first place.
One trap young children often succumb to that effects more people than just your own family is bidding websites. Your son or daughter finds something they like on a bidding website like eBay, then they bid and bid until they win the auction. Now they are locked in to the sale. But as soon as you, the parent, finds out they are recklessly spending their allowance or even your own money, then you cancel the purchase. The online seller, who was expecting your child to be a trustworthy customer, has now lost their sale and must start over trying to sell this item from the beginning.
Keystroke recorder software is helpful for parents of children with an online shopping habit because no longer can these sneaky shoppers simply navigate away from the page they’re buying things from. Even if they don’t complete a purchase, the keylogger capabilities on the computer will record every entry field they started to enter information into. You will know if they are using your credit card or one of their own immediately.