Kansas agencies offer free web monitoring software

HAYS, Kansas — All parents want their children to be careful when surfing the web, now law enforcement in parts of Kansas are offering a free way for parents to check up on their kids online.

There is now a free and easy way for parents to monitor what their kids are doing online.

“Parents need the tools to keep up with their kids. This software puts it in a very basic form in which it’s not hard for parents to be able to keep up with them, so yeah absolutely it’s a way for parents to check their kids activity to keep them safe,” said Brad Ricke, Ellis County Sheriff’s Office.

The software is called Computer Cop and lets parents view pictures, videos, emails and websites of their kids in an easy to use format.

The Computer Cop is easy to use. You just take out the disc and download it to your computer and the system is ready to go.

“It’s important for parents to have this because it deals with issues from anything to cyber bullying that could be happening with your son or daughter, to child exploitation,” said Ricke.

Kids might think that their parents are spying on them but Ricke says it’s important that parents can keep track of their kids activity and communicate with them about it.

“If I were an adolescent kid, I would think that absolutely it’s spying, but we were all subjected to that as kids because our parents love us enough to be good guardians,” said Ricke.

There are ten agencies around the state that offer the Computer Cop for free including the Ellis County and Saline County Sheriff’s Departments.

To read more about Computer Cop and where you can get the software, follow this link to their website.

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