Low key home network monitoring possibilities?
September 20, 2012 10:23 PM Subscribe
Now that my kids are getting older and wanting to use more stuff online from a wider range of devices, what can I do to keep an eye on what they're doing?
posted by singingfish to computers & internet (7 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Having the rule that computers are in public parts of the house only goes so far, and is not desparately practical. I'd like to keep an eye on how much time my daughter is wasting on skype, minecraft, youtube and image sites when she's supposed to be doing homework for example. Just to make things more complicated, I don't really have full control over the school computer that she uses. Also with the proliferation of other devices that get connected to the home network (e.g. ipod touch etc), this all seems to me to become quite a tricky issue.
I'm sure that this is going to be more of an issue over time what with other kids, and developing independence etc, not to mention when they start getting interested in 'adult content'. What do other ask metafilter parents do?