Communicating via IM clients
Controlling communication via instant messaging programs (IM clients) consists in controlling contacts allowed for communication, blocking banned contacts, and monitoring messaging logs. You can create the lists of trusted and blocked contacts, specify key words that should be checked for in messages, and specify personal information that should not be sent out anyway.
If communication with a contact is blocked, all messages addressed to this contact or received from it will be filtered out. Information about blocked messages and key words encountered in them is displayed in a report. The report also includes messaging logs for each contact.
The following restrictions are imposed on communication monitoring:
The current version of Parental Control monitors communication via the following IM clients:
Some IM clients, such as Yahoo! Messenger and Google Talk use a secure connection. To scan the traffic generated by those programs, you have to enable scan of encrypted connections.
To restrict contacts available for communication via IM clients: