Well I can certainly understand if the computer is his own and he wants to ensure that it is not being used for purposes he would not approve of. What he should do is put a monitoring program on the computer and have it alert users that there is a monitoring program in use and any use of the computer means you consent to being monitored.
Now if the computer in question is not his own and he just wants to see what his friend is doing online then that is a totally separate issue and I definitely don't approve of something like that.
As for me, I know it is hard to get a sense of humor across a forum, people cannot read humor into words. Although I fail to see how you saying I....
sound like one of those American Evangelists from the arse whole of know where and all the residents of the town belong to the same family due to inbreeding.
is considered a form of humor, but maybe in your neck of the woods it would be consider just that. Trust me though, I take it all with a grain of salt though, I don't get upset when people flame me because there are far more important things in my day than to worry about someone I don't even know saying something stupid.
What I don't understand is how someone without children can even pretend to know what we parents have to worry about these days. If you had the responsibility I am sure your thoughts on the subject may be a little different. You don't have children though so you have the luxury of not worrying about them.
Not sure why I am even engaging in this debate with you because I can see that you will never understand my point. You view it as spying, an invasion of privacy. As I have said, it is not their conversations with their friends I want to read. I want to make sure my kids or their friends are not going to illegal sites, downloading games that come packed with tons of spyware/ adware that I then have to spend hours cleaning out of the computer.
I guess the closest way I can put it and try to make you understand is this. Imagine you had a daighter and she said she was going out with some boy. Would you allow her to simply run out and jump in his car without you knowing a single thing about him or would you want to meet him, ask them about their plans and set a few groundrules? I would truly hope that you would be more in tune with your kids and what they are doing.