Keyloggers And Children: How Not To Cross The Line?
I am a parent and I use a keylogger to spy on my 12-year-old daughter. Am I ashamed of it? Yes! Will I do it again? Most definitely!
The time has passed for me to hand soft corners on furniture and baby locks on drawers. My baby is all grown up. Unfortunately, she has opened a new world recently, a dangerous, cruel world of online. I can’t imagine my life without refog apps today just like I could sleep well unless I knew she is safely tucked in bed back in the day.
What’s all the fuss about?
Don’t get me wrong. I know the internet is important. It is a colossal well of knowledge and inspiration. The web is pivotal to our daily lives. I don’t even mind if my daughter is curious for porn or likes posts of slutty girls in obnoxious outfits. She is smart enough not to take all of them seriously.
What I’m worried about are the real dangers of online. Every now and then a new scandal flood social media feeds with news about a maniac or a pervert that tricked innocent kids into submission.
These people are hard to notice as they act friendly to your children. Their conversations don’t snap or break your child’s mentality, their behavior won’t change and there is really no indicator that something wrong is currently going on in their inbox. It’s either you know about these messages, or you don’t until it’s too late.
That’s where a keylogger comes in as it monitors and records all keystrokes or any other data inputs your child makes online.
You will know every secret your child has, and that’s an insanely heavy burden. You can’t just talk to them about something bad they did or said because you shouldn’t really know about the happening in the first place. Trust me, keeping the spy game a secret is an intense burden and an absolute necessity at the same time.
Listen to the music your child is listening to; follow some of his or her favorite bloggers. This way you will be able to build up some ground for communication, you will be on the same way. Remember though not to reveal the secret unless the situation is absolutely critical and don’t get too educational about the info you shouldn’t really be aware of.
All in all installation of a keylogger was one of the best decisions I ever made as a parent, and it has improved trust and bonds in my family, Perhaps you should give it a shot as well?
Feel free to share your thoughts on this matter. I am always ready for a fulfilling discussion!