In this case, I don’t want to block myself from these sites, just my untrustworthy kids.Remember that my IP address is 192.168.1.6, so we can punch it in here to give us full access.
Or, you can send the logs manually from the Logs page.Making matters worse, by installing the software on their machine, you’re immediately tipping your hand by revealing that [A] you are watching them and [B] which tool you are using.The better way to do things is to take a page out of the government’s book and surreptitiously and warrantlessly monitor all Internet traffic that goes out of your house.This process is better because it prevents them from using a browser with an If only there were some gateway that stood between your house and the World Wide Web…oh wait, there is. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to retrieve the web traffic log from a NETGEAR WPN824v2 router and how to block individual websites for selected computers in your house—all without installing a single piece of software on your kid’s computer.Note: If you have a NETGEAR router, the steps will probably be similar, but may vary slightly.The advantage of this is that there isn’t any software installed on your child’s computer, meaning that it’s harder for them to detect and nearly impossible for them to get around.
They could use proxy sites, but that’s a pain in the butt and easily picked up on if you look at the logs.
From viruses and phishing schemes to sexual predators and dangerous misinformation from irresponsible news journalists, there’s a lot out there that can harm your child and your family that can’t be stopped through Big Brother-style monitoring.
Your energy is far better spent trying to teach your kid to be a responsible and thoughtful consumer of media.
The logical route for today’s concerned, yet lazy, parent, is to shell out hundreds of bucks for some off-the-shelf piece of software that they can install on their kid’s computer.
The problem is that a quick Google search reveals a dozen workarounds for even the most expensive parental censoring spy tools.
If you have another router, such as a Linksys, Belkin, ASUS, or D-Link router, the steps will look entirely different.