How to View Children's Activity on a Mac


With the latest release of Apple's Mac OS X operating system, also known as Leopard, parents are given the opportunity to control certain aspects of a child's computer account. One of these options is the ability to monitor a child's activities on the computer, including what programs she uses and what websites she visits. This information is stored in a log file that is only accessible to users with administrative accounts.

Things You'll Need

  • Mac running OS X 10.5 or later
  • Log on to your computer with an administrator account.

  • Open "System Preferences" by clicking on the icon in the dock.

  • Go to the "Parental Controls" control panel underneath the "System" heading.

  • Click on the lock in the lower-left corner of the screen and enter your administrative username and password.

  • Select the account you wish to monitor from the list on the left side of the control panel window.

  • Go to the "Logs" tab at the top of the window. The control panel will now display all of the websites and applications that the account has accessed within the last week.

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