Spy On Your Kids
from the building-trust dept
Since there are already all sorts of monitoring programs to let you spy on which websites your kids are surfing on, why not get one that tells you who they’re emailing as well. However, as the Register points out, the technology probably doesn’t work all that well. It’s also not particularly subtle, since it embeds a small logo in every email – so that your kids (and anyone who they email) know that their parents are not-very-effectively spying on them. Whatever happened to teaching kids right from wrong and trusting them to do the right thing?
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As a parent I could see a reason to do it if you had reason to believe your kid was involved in something potentially dangerous, and he or she had already passed on the chance to be honest.
Of course, you don’t need any special software to track outgoing emails. I can think of a couple of ways to do it…