[Suggestions] Parental Control Software - hope I am not too OT

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    For some requirements, you may find it easier to invest in a
    3rd-party solution, such as NetNanny or CyberPatrol.

    You need to be aware, however, that *NO* technical or software
    solution is fool-proof, and _none_ can ever adequately take the place of
    live adult supervision. If your friend cannot trust his children to
    safely/properly use the computer without supervision, he may have to
    consider limiting their access to it.


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    Bruce Chambers, Jul 21, 2006
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  2. Also look at www.iPhantom.com for the iBoss that can block sites and if you
    lock the hardware up where the kids can't access the broadband modem, iBoss
    or router then it will be secure. It does require a subscription, I think.
    David J. Craig, Jul 21, 2006
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  3. Unplugging is an 'extreme' solution. Also giving your kids a computer in
    their bedroom with unlimited, unmonitored broadband internet access is also
    an 'extreme' solution. Since I have six grandchildren, I know most will
    need internet access for school and other things. I think keeping the
    internet connected computer in the family or living room where everyone can
    see the monitor is probably the best solution but it won't work if you have
    an only child and no one else is present.
    David J. Craig, Jul 21, 2006
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    antioch Guest

    I am glad someone else understands the definition of 'extreme'
    Thank you David.
    As with most things where kids are involved, one has to, I believe, find a
    comfortable middle ground.
    My two eldest grandkids are 13 & 11 - both use a home computer for school
    and 'fun'.
    Both have a good understanding of dangers - they are however banned from
    chat type sites - they are allowed messenger and both often communicate with
    me via that medium. There are two blocking progs of which they are not
    aware - as yet - I think.
    I happened one day to join in on messenger, with a fictitious name only to
    find five of them trying to find as many different words to describe the
    male and female sexual organs, would you believe. Needless to say being
    girls, they had come up with more words for the male than for the female.
    I had to laugh - but considered this no more than a playground type
    I then pretended to be the MS Administrator, suggesting that the topic might
    not be a correct form of behaviour.
    They all quickly said bye to each other.
    And no, I did not discover any new words.
    antioch, Jul 21, 2006
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    Ground Cover Guest

    Notice the word "need". That's the "extreme". As if they will die without
    one. As if a school cannot teach a child without one. Most everybody is
    hoodwinked - parents educators and many more. Children don't "need" Internet
    connection. And given the state of the Internet today, what children
    probably actually need is to be protected from it.

    Some of the options to protect them are ISPs that block bad sites and
    monitoring software, parental supervision, unplugging if the parent doesn't
    feel up to the task or if there is a particular danger, computers placed in
    good locations, educationing parents on the possible benefits and decided
    dangers of the Internet and so on.

    But you take the "extreme" position. You say children "need" the Internet.
    That is quite untrue, almost a lie. Children do not need the Internet.

    Yet if a parent were to unplug out of concern, the teachers would probably
    be very un-cooperatives and call them "extreme" or nuts etc. etc. MVPs here
    would say the parents are acting extremely and so on. But they wouldn't be.
    They'd simply be doing what is best for their children. That's not extreme,
    that's goodness.
    Ground Cover, Jul 21, 2006
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    If you use IE6,
    Internet Options/Content Adviser
    1 of 1, Jul 21, 2006
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    1 of 1 Guest

    The kids may not die physically, but there are whole social
    groups that depend apon the internet. Horror, shock, this is
    why it should ....
    We live in a rural area, 500 kids from all around the region
    go to the area high school, 50 to our local primary area
    school, 50 to each of the 2 surrounding primary area
    schools. How would disconnecting internet access so that
    they never get to speak to friends outside of school benefit
    As they do not have access to research facilities such as a
    local library, how would disconnecting the internet enhance
    their education?

    It didn't kill us not having internet access as we grow up,
    but you're not growing up anymore (I assume), the kids of
    today are & guess what. Social values have changed since
    your Mum & Dad called the shots.
    1 of 1, Jul 21, 2006
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    fluffy1066 Guest

    i dont use parental control software as i dont have kids, but my
    neighbours use a program called iProtectYou that they say is good.
    apparently its settings can be fully customized for each individual
    user, enabling them to set the level of restriction that is appropiate
    for their children depending on age etc.
    its at softforyou.com
    fluffy1066, Aug 16, 2006
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    fluffy1066 Guest

    I dont use parental control software as i dont have kids, and i dont
    know much about it, but my neighbours the other day were telling me how
    they use a program called iProtectYou that they say is good. apparently
    its settings can be fully customized for each individual user, enabling
    them to set the level of restriction that is appropiate for their
    children depending on age etc.
    Its at softforyou.com
    fluffy1066, Aug 18, 2006
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