How to monitor a former sex offender's use of the Internet..
May 6, 2014 1:02 PM Subscribe
As part of my professional work, I am seeking to help a sex offender, who is on probation, get permission to access the Internet.
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His offense was engaging in cybersex with what he thought was an underage teenager (but who was actually a cop).
His criminal sentence is mostly complete, but he has been on probation for a long time and part of that is that he can't use any device connected to the Internet. Because of this no-Internet restriction, he can't search for many jobs in his field, fill out job applications, work many jobs, take classes at the local college, exchange info related to his self-help class/group... etc. I would like to convince the authorities to lift or modify this no-Internet requirement from the last portion of his probation.
As part of that, I would like to find some software or even a service that will monitor and report any misuse of a computer by him; so he can at least access the Internet to look for work or do some of these other work or treatment-related things. Maybe there is some service, site or software that would screen urls or email, block chat rooms, report activity, etc. . . . . Obviously, nothing is foolproof; but he is is on probation now and that's not foolproof either.