Parental control software utilizes keystroke logging
to track and record activity on a particular computer. Keystroke logging functions exactly as it sounds and logs the keystrokes typed onto a computer. In an increasingly technologically concentrated world, computers and the internet have become essential tools for educational, professional, and even personal purposes. Computer monitoring software
allows parents to supervise their children’s activities without having to deny them access to the internet or computers.
Parental controls are nothing new and have always been around in one form or another. Whether it is blocking access to certain television channels, refusing to take a child to a PG-13 movie, or neighbors reporting back to parents when they notice something is amiss, we watch over our children and the internet is no exception. When installed, WebWatcher’s parental control software captures all of that computer’s activity. Everything including emails, both sides of IM conversations, internet browsing history, and any typing, including deletions, is recorded then presented in any easy to read format.
WebWatcher’s proprietary “Alert Words” system allows you to refine your results and highlight issues of concern by designating certain words to be flagged and prioritized according to your preferences. By specifying a person, place, or thing, you maximize the benefits of your computer monitoring software while reducing the time spent sifting through the results. Some parents are uncomfortable with the idea of intruding on their children’s privacy, but are still concerned about a particular problem or issue. Alert Words allows those parents to remain aware of circumstances that require their attention without divulging unnecessary information about entirely benign private thoughts and conversations. In the event those parents require additional context as they evaluate a concern, WebWatcher will still have recorded the computer activity surrounding that interaction.