Crime and punishment

For all the New Age parenting talk, good, ol' fashioned methods often do the trick. After he gets grounded, Junior sure won't be making the same downloading mistakes again.

For some teens, the most horrific part of weathering a spyware storm is being separated from the computer until it's clean.

One dad seizes this as a disciplinary technique. A little time away from the Web could teach Junior some healthy fear of dangerous downloads and greater respect for the family PC.

Read all about it in "Crime and Punishment," this week's Spyware Horror Story.

About Jessica Dolcourt

Jessica Dolcourt reviews smartphones and cell phones, covers handset news, and pens the monthly column Smartphones Unlocked. A senior editor, she started at CNET in 2006 and spent four years reviewing mobile and desktop software before taking on devices.