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Old 07-26-2008, 08:27 PM   #1
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I have 2 young kids that do a lot of chatting online both in specific programs and in chat rooms. I'm wondering if there is a program out there that will keep track of their conversations so I can make sure that they are being appropriate with their internet privileges. They use AIM, MyspaceIM, and online chat rooms.

I have found a few things that keep track of one side of the conversation but not the other. Any help would be very appreciated.

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Old 07-27-2008, 01:39 AM   #2
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I don't use these instant message programs you listed, but have you checked to see (if they are installed programs - AIM is, but the others Im not sure) if there's a log built-in? I know with programs like Trillian, if you drill down into it via My Computer --> Program Files-->Trillian ... you might find a folder that holds a log of conversations with individual screennames.
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Old 07-27-2008, 02:20 AM   #3
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Are we allowed to help on this kinda thing?

Anyway if your kids are talking to people online that you'd rather not have them talk to, I think you should talk to them about it instead of spying on your kids.
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Old 07-27-2008, 02:28 AM   #4
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plenty of child safety keyloggers out there, just google keylogger..

But then again, I could be in trouble for even saying that...
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Are we allowed to help on this kinda thing?
Assuming it's their kids, and their computer yes.

I know AIM has a built in log, but i doubt there is any program that will log both.
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Old 07-27-2008, 02:51 AM   #6
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why don't you just tell them how you feel? plus, why would they chat in random chat rooms? why would you wanna chat with a stranger? i knew when i was like 16, chatrooms online were just dumb and boring, and had no point. most of my friends and i just added people that WE KNEW on our buddy lists and we'd chat.
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why don't you just tell them how you feel? plus, why would they chat in random chat rooms? why would you wanna chat with a stranger? i knew when i was like 16, chatrooms online were just dumb and boring, and had no point. most of my friends and i just added people that WE KNEW on our buddy lists and we'd chat.
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Old 07-27-2008, 04:29 AM   #8
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You never know what runs through some peoples (or kids) minds. I still think you should confront them first.
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Yeah, I'm no parent, but the way you want to go about it, is wrong in my opinion.
Kids need a bit of freedom (you don't know they are doing anything wrong, but invading privacy is a big no no), or they'll torture you later, in their teenage years, which could lead them to go off the rails etc, and I'm sure you wouldn't want that.
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Old 07-27-2008, 08:39 AM   #10
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the thing is, when you guys do get kids you want to protect them all you can, she is only doing her job.

umm but this one no i can't help
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