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      Solicitors office releases computer monitoring program for parents

      For the first time ever Computer COP, a program that helps parents monitor their kid's online activity, is available in South Carolina.

      At a press conference Wednesday, the Fifteenth Circuit Solicitor Jimmy Richardson announced the free program will be available for families at any county library in Horry and Georgetown Counties.

      Computer COP premium edition is the latest version of the software that is engineered to be used by family members to determine how their children utilize the internet.

      The software does a full audit of the computer. It examines a computer's disk drive, looking for images, videos, text files and browser history containing potentially inappropriate words or phrases. The program works on cell phones, iPads, and other tablets.

      The program can install a keystroke-monitoring tool that is invisible to the computer's user or can be displayed on the toolbar.

      The keystroke-monitoring tool will catch objectionable words within their context that are typed on the computer. Parents can have a copy of their child 's email sent to their email address, which will catch one side of all email and chat conversations.

      For questions, call 843-915-8608.