Your Questions About Internet Safety For Kids Software

Donald asks…

I’m making a software for teens, and make it like myspace? any idea?

I’m studying Java. and im not in college yet. I wanna create a program for teens, I see these kids on myspace and it got me thinking that i should make a program, just like myspace, it’s gunna be a chatroom, instant messaging, profiles and blogs, and those profiles will determine if that person has myspace. You can look at myspace profiles without connecting to the internet.
This Software should also come with a P2P file sharing software like Kazaa and Limewire. Where they can download music and feature length movies free. Dial-up users will download all this stuff fast with no problems at all.

But, I think teens are expected to know the guidelines of internet safety, and I will not take responsibility if that child gets abducted and killed. and the age limit should be 14, it’s the law.

What do you guys think? What are your suggestions? Is this program even possible to make with Java?

Also please star this question! I need alot of ideas!

What would be a nice name for this

richmama answers:

If you include a P2P software, it would be free of course, right? So wouldn’t hackers or other ppl try to put cookies nd distribute viruses thru this program? I mean that’s why Kazza nd Limewire has somewat bad reps. So you have to figure out a way to block out all these things, espeically cookies since they slow down everything.

But it sounds like a great software program, gud luk =]

Thomas asks…

Can you help me rearrange this into a stronger persuasive essay?

In 2008, a high school teacher named Mrs.Boyd decided to look into Internet networking sites like Facebook and Myspace. Her research provided that users of the sites “are using social network sites to build community, connect with their peers, and through it, they are showcasing all of the good, the bad and the ugly of today’s teen life.” Just like the world we live in, this internet world has social classes. There are scholars and dropouts, rich and poor, kids who are popular and kids who just want to be. And just like in our ‘real’ world, there are people who are out to cause trouble.

Sometimes, these online trouble makers become real life criminals. They are the kidnappers, rapists and stalkers the media loves to talk about. They always claim that websites are to blame. In reality, these websites shouldn’t be blamed for the careless and thoughtless actions made by certain individuals in our world today. Myspace was not created to ruin or jeopardize peoples’ lives, it was created so people can communicate with their family and friends online. There are many different ways to have a myspace, stay safe, and prevent meeting these online predators, But unfortunately there are some individuals out there who abuse the purpose of Myspace, and give it a bad name. But when you really look at the facts about this website, there are more good qualities than bad.

So lets make sure we are completely safe. Lets ban myspace, facebook- maybe the internet all together. Let’s stay inside our houses at all times. We can chainlock our doors and bar our windows. We can stop doing anything that could put us in danger and we can keep these criminals leading our lives. No, that would be stupid.

Instead lets be smart. Lets live our lives but most importantly lets stay as safe as possible while doing it. As in life, online communities have more than just a few ways to do this. When making a myspace, it is or should be very clear that you shouldn’t put any info to personal on your page, and if you do then you have the option to make your myspace private. This private option allows only your friends to see your page, if you do not accept someone they are unable to access your page. They also block common search terms that most predators use to find their victims. These are just to name a few of the safety options Myspace offers. Donna Rice Hughes, the president of Enough is Enough(a group that is working to make the internet safer for kids), gives her opinion: “ The technology and child safety software and policies that they’ve put into Myspace have made it safer. It has learned how to protect kids from naiveté.

Before Myspace there were chat rooms, before chat rooms there were telephones and before that predators found their victims the old fashioned way. No matter where you go, perverts will still be perverts and stalkers will still be stalkers. There has always been evil in the world and there always will be. The internet doesn’t make criminals, genetics and the society we live in does. That is the same society that users of these websites live in. So how can we blame websites for our problems? Are they forcing people in engage in inappropriate actions? It is time to for people stand up and responsibilities for their own actions.

i have good idea but i feel likes its all over the place, how can i rearrange it to make it stronger?

richmama answers:

Have you tried outlining your essay first before writing the whole thing? Anyway, since you’ve already written your whole essay, and now you just want to rearrange it, it would probably be best to outline your main topics per paragraph, and then arrange it in the order that you deem is more persuasive. Once you’ve gotten that all arranged, then you might even add in a line or two in some of your paragraphs to make it more convincing.

Good Luck!

Charles asks…

Need software to monitor web sites visited and automatically send text-based email reports each day?

A client that I do work for wants to track employee’s usage of web sites visited (only) and have it email them a report on a nightly basis. They used to use a product from Guardian Internet Monitoring Software and were quite happy with it. Unfortunately, that company seems to be out of business.

Most monitoring software today seems to be parent-centric. Your kid is using your laptop or PC and afterwards, you want to login to that PC and view what they’ve been up to. Or you want to get an email that includes screen captures so it needs a proprietary viewer to open and view it (which means saving the file locally, starting the viewer, selecting the file, etc.).

They will be getting reports from 7 different PC’s, so they don’t want that hassle.

All they want is a simple, plain text email that says:

Report from workstation A, web sites visited:
(and then a list of web sites and the times they accessed them)

That’s it! Nothing fancy. No images, no IM monitoring, no screen shots, no site blocking, etc.

But I can’t find any software that does this! They all are extreme-monitors that capture every keystroke, screen shots, IM logs, etc., and then bundle that up in a proprietary XML/ZIP file or require you to go to each machine and open a log.

Does anyone know of a legitmate software program (not malicious spyware) that does what they need?

I have already tried:
Family Cyber Alert (no automatic daily reports)
Online Safety Shield (couldn’t get the gmail email to work)
System Surveillance Pro (proprietary email attachments)

richmama answers:

Http://www.remote-desktop-spy.com/ monitor and record every detail of PC and Internet activity, it has a 30-day free trial, long enough for you to work it out.
And Safe Eyes, it’s a famous parental control tool, you must heard it before. It can record and block sites, and time limit, you can give it a try. Http://www.parental-controls-software.net/mac-os-parental-control-software-web-filter.htm
Both of them have reports

Chris asks…

Do you think its right to spy on your child?

Does your child have private internet access?

The Victims’ Champion called for adults to install monitoring software on computers used by youngsters, and she admitted she checks up on her own children.

“It’s like being stalked,” she said. “It’s harassment. As an adult, it’s seen as all those things. But for some reason when we put it with children and put the word bullying to it, it’s something which can be brushed over.

Since the death of her daughter Sarah at the hands of paedophile Roy Whiting in 2000, Mrs Payne has become a prominent campaigner for victims’ rights. Mrs Payne, who took up her Government-appointed post at the end of January, made her comments as she launched Real Radio’s Websafe campaign.

According to a survey by the network of regional stations, a fifth of schoolchildren admit they have given personal information to someone they have never met. The poll of 3,680 children aged 11 to 15 also found 16% had agreed to meet a stranger after chatting on the internet.

The research showed 61% of teenagers could access the internet in their bedrooms, with almost half (45%) of parents never checking on their children’s online activities.

Mrs Payne defended “spying” on children for their own safety.
“I’m not sorry or apologising for being involved in my children’s lives,” she said. “You just have to tell them – yes, you can have the internet, but this software will be on there and I will check at some point and if you don’t stick to these rules, the internet goes. You’re the parent, they’re the child and, quite frankly, there’s nothing wrong with that.”

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/21/20091116/tuk-parents-should-spy-on-kids-online-6323e80.html

richmama answers:

Mrs Payne is just right not to be sorry for ”spying”
After several incidents in which I found the 11 year old talking to strangers and having a forbidden facebook profile all emails,invitations to message etc are routed through me.

She also knows if my IM pops up while she is on Lexi is the only one she can reply to.
She is also not allowed the laptop in her bedroom anymore.

On a side note isn’t Sara Payne an incredibly brave women?
Most people would go to pieces after losing a child in such an horrendous manner but she has campaigned to save other children

God Bless her

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