Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office Helps Parents Monitor Kids’ Online Activity

The Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office is offering parents Internet monitoring software to help them quickly and easily assess what their children are doing online. The ComputerCOP software scans the computer for potentially objectionable images and text associated with pornography, drugs, weapons or violence.  

“The Internet is a valuable resource for connecting us with information and people around the world,” said Sheriff Stan Barry. “But online predators and cyber bullies pose a real threat to our children.  Running the ComputerCOP software is a proactive step toward protecting your children from being victimized.”      

The ComputerCOP software will be available free of charge for Fairfax County residents at child identification/fingerprinting events sponsored by the Sheriff’s Office. Please visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/sheriff/news/fingerprint.htm or www.facebook.com/fairfaxcountysheriff for a list of upcoming events.

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