PC utilities forum: Internet Usage Restriction for teen

by: Siegrist1224 March 15, 2012 7:36 PM PDT

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Internet Usage Restriction for teen

by Siegrist1224 - 3/15/12 7:36 PM

I am a parent looking to find a program from a reputable company to restrict the amount of time that my 16-year old son can be on the web ~ period.

Currently he gets home from school around 3:00. The rest of us get home around 6:00. As a parent that used to be a teenage boy, I know that he gets online immediately and plays Xbox, Wii, or plays on the computer.

I am hoping to find a program that would require him to log in to an "account" whenever he needs to access the internet for any reason. I would guess that would require somehow control through the router or modem.

I have a Netgear router and a Zoom modem.

In a perfect world, I would like to be able to be able to:

1. Control the amount of time that he can be on the web (via computer, gaming, iTunes, etc.).
2. Control blocks of time that he would be able to login the internet to even use the time that he is allowed.
3. Track the websights that he is able to go to and easily tell the type of content on them.
4. Adjust controls from my smartphone in the event that he stays home from school or needs adjustments while we are at work.

These and other yet to be known "powers" that could be used to monitor the typical ***** teenagers internet uses would be good, too.

As I mentioned I am looking for a trustworthy program that is not too expensive, but doesn't have to be free.

Who knows anything like this?

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