As a parent, I wanted to set limits on how much time my kids could spend on the family computer. I couldn't find anything simple and free to do this so I wrote it myself in C#.
This application only works if your family has a single shared PC computer where each person has their own account and only parents have "admin" accounts.
It should run under Windows 98/XP/Vista with .NET Framework 2.0 or later.
If anyone wants to port this to Mono, please let me know.
DISCLAIMER: *This app includes an optional key logger to allow parents to see what their kids are saying online. I strongly discourage anyone from monitoring any computer that you do not own or do not have intellectual property rights over. It is illegal and punishable as a crime under (state law) to intercept electronic communications.
To install the application:
Note: Since the EXE stores data in the same folder as the EXE, it needs to be in a folder where all users can have write access. That is, somewhere like "Program Files".