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How do parents stay on top of monitoring what their kids activities consist of on-line?
In today’s fast paced world of technology, parents are having a difficult time monitoring their children’s behavior. Many children know how to use technology better than their parents. A recent CNN finding, conducted from a 2,017-person survey, has shown that 70% of teens hide on line behavior from their parents. With children seemingly more advanced in the technological field than their parents, how do parents stay on top of monitoring what their kids activities consist of on-line?
Parents cannot be with their children all the time, but there are ways they can closely monitor what goes on with their kids when they are on-line. In order to do so, parents have to stay a step ahead and become pro-active and learn about technology and what kids are into on-line. Computer security expert Gregory Evans knows all about staying a step ahead. He was on the FBI’s most wanted and was the world’s #1 Hacker. No longer a fugitive of the law, Evans turned his computer expertise to good. He now teaches Continuing Legal Education to attorneys, has invented the world’s first device to track a computer anywhere in the world, and is the author of eight (8) books on computer security and identity theft. According to Evans, “Your kids are in more danger on the internet than they are out in the streets,” and parents should always “Assume that every kid is not going to tell you everything.” So how do we as parents monitor our kids in cyberspace? Evans says to “Install spyware on all of your kids devices.”
The only spyware that Evans recommends is Spector Soft. He stresses, “Do not let your kids know you are installing the spyware on their computer, because then all they will do is all of the good things like saying church was great, but then on the other computer they use when they leave the house they will say all of the nasty stuff and party at my house this weekend because my parents are gone, type stuff. The only way to find out what your kids are doing is to be that fly on the wall.” He also went on to say that, “Kids do more on their cell-phones than their computers and it is legal for you to check your kid’s e-mail.” The monitoring software e-mails you, so even when you are at work you will still know what they are doing. It will also provide you with their username and passwords. Whether it is a copy of text messages and or pictures, you need to know and this spyware will tell you that. This is huge especially with kids ‘sexting’ these days and getting in trouble with the law because of it. The spyware will also allow you to download their contact list so you have all of their friend’s info. In case of emergency, you know whom to contact. (Click Here To Continue Reading at Ebony.com)