In our fast paced world today everything is accessible by just a click of a finger and sometimes parents felt helpless in controlling or even in knowing what their kids are up to with their computers. But with the monitoring software such as the WebWatcher, parents can have total control on what their kids can access in the Internet. It is designed to block any undesirable websites like pornographic websites and any other malicious websites. In this kind of parenting tool, kids don''t feel like they are being spied by their parents. The monitoring is done in a very discreet way that they won''t have any idea that they are being monitored at all and because it is not just limited to monitor Internet access but on any activities done on the computer it will allow parents to know more about their kids. It gives parents ideas on the interest of their kids based on what they constantly search in the web, it could be a hobby or a sport that they love and in that way parents can support their children''s inclinations. Furthermore, parents will be able to know what kind of people their kids have interacted with based on the messages sent. Parents can see the messages sent on IMS and e-mails even after it was deleted because the system is capable of capturing it.
One parent was able to apprehend a possible suicide by his teen-age daughter through the diary that she wrote and store on her computer. Sometimes parents don''t have any idea on what their kids have gone through especially that they themselves are so busy with their work. It could be that their kids have problems in school or with the family but they find it hard to share their problems because they are afraid that they might not be understood. They usually share it with their freinds who might give them the wrong advice. By the time the parents will know that their kids have problem, it''s already too late and it could be that they are already into drug or worst have already commited suicide.
To some parents using this software might be an issue because they felt that they are tresspassing the privacy of their kids. But as a parent it is your responsibility to monitor and guide your children to become the best person that they can be.