All modern parents are facing the same challenge when it comes to their
children's computer use:
On the one hand, parents want to make sure that their children are using the computer
and thereby learn to take advantage of this important tool of their future. On the other
hand, responsible parents want to protect their children from the dangers that come with
the computer exposure of their children.
Every parent knows that, once kids are using the computer, it's hard to get them away
from it. Therefore limiting computer time is one important issue. Another issue are the
dangers of the software and the content the young people can come in contact with.
TimeWatcher is a tool which can help parents to deal with these
- TimeWatcher lets you control how long your children
can use the computer. You can define a period of computer time which you want to allow
them per day or week.
- TimeWatcher makes it possible to block certain
programs which you do not want your children to use.
- TimeWatcher lets you enforce certain restrictions on
your computer, so it is protected from unintentional changes to its configuration.
TimeWatcher was originally developed to control the computer use in
Internet cafes. While we were selling it very successfully to these businesses, we also
got a lot of orders from parents, who found it very useful to control the computer access
of their children. That was when we decided to develop a special family version of TimeWatcher,
which offers the security of the business version enhanced with educational features.
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