Child protection/watch

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  1. Repentinus

    Repentinus New Member

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    Is there a way I can both limit folder/programs and websites for my daughter to not be able to watch/visit? She 6 years old and she likes to go to disney.com and such. I'd like to be able to make her own profile for her to sign in to and be able to limit it only on that profile.

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  2. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    This isn't the most elegant solution, but from what I understand AOL is offering up their browser for free these days. And AOL always had good family filtering.
     
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    Sexual Vanilla New Member

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    Also, depending on your router if you even have one, you may be able to block (or allow) certain domains during certain times of the day...say, the time she is usually on the PC.
     
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    what about something like netnanny? MUCH more elegant than the other suggestions.
     
  5. Stilgar1973

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    All this depends on the age of the kid.
    And you have to be honest with yourself about WHY it is you are doing this.
    Netnanny and AOL are decent solutions.
    While your router probably will let you exclude certain sites at certain times it is a klunky solution.

    You are probably NOT doing it because the kid is 14 and wants to look at porn. If that IS the reason you are doing it then you are a fool. That kid will find the porn regardless of how much effort you put into it.

    You are probably doing it because you don't wan't others taking advantage of your kid, you don't want your kid to mistakenly go to places and do things.

    If that is the case then you need to accept that no solution will be all encompassing. No solution will be total.

    You got to put that computer in a room (like the living room) where you can keep an eye on what the kid is doing. Putting the PC in a bedroom is a BAD idea. When you get up to grab a beer or a soda or to piss you want to be able to glance at the screen and see what the kid is doing.
    That is the real protection.
    You also want to keep a line of communication open between you and the kid. Be constantly inquisitive about what the kid is doing.

    The software is good, hell it is almost mandatory in this day and age. But don't use it as a crutch.
     
  6. 5Gen_Prelude

    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    ^^^ Uh - he said she was 6.
     

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