Best way to monitor browsing history

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So here's question that's probably been asked before but it's definitely important to me. I think my children are going on websites that they shouldn't be going on. Is there any way I can track their browser history? Obviously they're on my network so what's the best way here? Thanks!

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There are ways of doing it. One thing that may complicate things is how old your kids are and their PC skills. They may know how to go into the browser setting and clear the history and cookies. Here is a good article on how to track you network activity.

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  • Subhendu Sen
    Open a browser, log in to the router by typing its IP address (typically it may be 192.168.1.1 / 192.168.0.1). Enter administrator username/password. Now go to the administration page and look for a named like Logs. Click Enable if the feature is not activated. In that way it will monitor/record every IP address that the system on the network visits. Next access the logs by clicking Logs on the same page. The router displays the list of all the IP addresses that have been accessed.
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  • Subhendu Sen
    Moreover, as you wanted to find out what web sites they are visiting, you may be able to do it without buying any special software if you examine the web browser's cache, which is called Temporary Internet Files. Copies of the pages and graphics downloads are stored here.
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  • ToddN2000
    A very popular program used by a lot of parents in Net Nanny.
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  • Kevin Beaver
    One of the simplest ways is to just look at their browsing history. That said, if they're tech-savvy, they're know that they can use incognito mode in their browser(s) to hide everything. At that point, you'd have to turn to your firewall or wireless access point logs for information. Solutions such as Google Wi-Fi, among others, allow for parental controls. Still, in certain circumstances, even these controls could be circumvented if your kids have cellular access on their phones.
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