Keeping your Kids Safe Online with Remote Desktop Software

By: J.dtheis
The internet is a scary place, and many parents are suddenly realizing exactly how scary it can be. Almost all teenagers have accounts at social networking sites like MySpace or Facebook, and not all of them know how to stay safe. They put identifying information on their sites and pictures that come across as sexual, even when they were taken as a way to be funny and silly at the time. This can cause a huge problem and headache for most parents, who worry about their children, especially when they are not very tech savvy themselves. There are ways, however, such as using products such as the remote desktop from ShowMyPc.com, to keep your kids, and your family, safe while using the computer.

Where you Place the PC

The first thing to look at is where your PC is placed in your home. If you have at least one child, chances are fairly high that you've got more than one PC in your home, as it can be difficult for parents and children to have equal time on the computer when you have only one. While getting another computer makes sense, all too often parents are quick to put the computer in their child's bedroom, making it easy for them to get into trouble while you're not looking. This can be a huge detriment and can cause a lot of issues to occur. Instead of allowing your child to have their computer in their room, try creating an office atmosphere in an empty room in your home. You may be able to set up an office in your basement, or in a spare room.

If there is no other way to adjust the situation and you find that your child needs to have their computer in their bedroom, make sure that they keep their bedroom doors open as much as possible. If they have their door closed, they are likely to get into more trouble than if it is open. It is also a good idea to have them take their laptops out of their rooms after bedtime is declared, to prevent the sneaks from getting online while you?re sleeping.

Easy to Use Software

Another way to keep an eye on what is going on in your child?s life is to use a remote desktop software of some kind. Remote desktop software lets you show your desktop to someone who is somewhere else, making it easier to fix your computer problems, but it is also great for keeping an eye on your kids. With remote desktop software uploaded on your work computer or your own personal desktop, you can take a sneak peak into your child's computer without them knowing that you're looking, allowing you to see everything that's going on in the computer. The more you know, the more able you will be to discuss computer safety issues with your child, keeping everyone in the household safe. Fortunately remote desktop software is often very easy to use, allowing even those who are not comfortable with complex hardware to install an use it quickly and easily.
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