What a coincedence! Yes, really. I just finished typing up my post on helping kids avoid inappropriate content, and here’s this opportunity to post about PC Pandora, a software tool to help them avoid it and to help you know what they’ve been doing online.

Talk about timing!

I hadn’t gotten into software solutions in that post, as no names really came to mind. My kids are young enough that I don’t have a lot of worries about their internet use. My 4 year old only uses the computer next to me, and she picks from a list I created.

Obviously, my nearly 2 year old doesn’t do much at all online.

I like the feature list of PC Pandora. It records chats. It records emails. It records keystrokes. It records websites visited and allows you to block unwanted sites.

You can also hide it. I can see that being very useful, not only for the cheating spouse example they give, but for the somewhat tech savvy teenager you may be monitoring. You need every advantage you can get with some kids when it comes to computer use. If they aren’t sure you’re monitoring them you’ll have a bit of an advantage.

If this sounds like something you need, click here to download & try PC Pandora yourself.

I don’t need this myself yet. As I said, my kids are too young. Fortunately, I also have a spouse I trust that much… besides, his computer is next to mine and he’s rarely online when I’m not around. He’d have trouble keeping secrets from me. Even for spouses, you can’t beat the human monitor. But I don’t think it would be a problem even so.