Filtering software, also known as “blocking” software, can be an effective tool in preventing home computer users from accessing objectionable, questionable, or hazardous content on the Internet.
There are various reasons why you might monitor the use of a home computer. Maybe you want to be certain your kids aren’t accessing questionable Internet content when you’re not acting as their direct personal computer monitor. Or maybe you want to make sure they’re not meeting questionable characters online or engaging in inappropriate online activities or conversations with classmates. Maybe you want to make sure your kids aren’t being victimized by cyberbullies. The list of reasons for wanting to monitor the home computer usage of kids could go on, but there are other reasons for monitoring a home computer as well. For instance, perhaps your have a significant other – girlfriend, boyfriend, spouse – whose fidelity you suspect. It’s an unsettling thought, and no one wants to believe it could be true about the one they love. You’ll want to tread lightly, too, in deploying home computer monitoring software in such a way, but the option is available. Or maybe you suspect you’ve downloaded a Trojan or other malicious code that allows a hacker to take control of your computer or access your private data. Whatever the circumstances, if you need to monitor a home computer, below are six simple solutions and technologies to enable you to get the job done.