Tools for Families
Tools that monitor computer activity
Monitoring tools inform adults about a child's online activity without necessarily limiting access. Some of these tools simply record the addresses of Web sites that a child has visited. Others provide a warning message to a child if he/she visits an inappropriate site. Monitoring tools can be used with or without the knowledge of the child. GetNetWise recommends that parents and other adults discuss and explain the use of monitoring tools with children so that they can learn Internet-appropriate behavior.