Friday, January 29, 2010

The plan

I've spent a lot of time thinking about how I'm going to monitor Evan's computer usage. Right now, both computers are in my office. Kind of hard to monitor through a closed door. Not that he's been asking to use the computer this week...but there will be times when he DOES need a computer. I finally came up with a solution.

The desktop needs to stay in the office. Many reasons - it's hooked to the printer and my Cricut. Plus I need an office space where I can close the door. So, I will be getting a keyed lock for that door. Guess who will have the key?

The laptop. I have a corner of the living room that is unused. It's a little area by the stairs - completely unfunctional space. I'm going to get a little mission style desk that he can use for homework and put the laptop there. I can look over his shoulder at any time.

I know kids are curious, but there is TOO much he doesn't need to see yet!


  1. Good Plan! My computer is in an open area and my granddaughter is on myspace. Cringe. The first time she asked to get on it, I sat with her and said 'OMG you have tons of friends' which was weird because she is only 15. So I made her sit with me and I quickly viewed her friends and asked a little history about them. If I didn't like the answer "DELETE" - I told her that she had to live by my rules in my home. Oohh... I hate this internet age with these children.

  2. sounds like you have a good plan. I so dread this stage with Jay...

  3. GREAT plan! I too cringe at what he could find on the me I look at it LMAO!

  4. Yes, sometimes I don't think I am old enough to see some of the crazy stuff on the net ~ but I get over it quickly! And continue to surf away! (SMILE)!


  5. My mom password-protected her computer.