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What is a good parental control program?

by smedby / January 2, 2008 11:13 AM PST

My daughter who is 7 is starting to spend more time on the computer. She likes to go and play games on the childrens websites, ie. www.pbskids.org. I am afraid that she accidently will end up on a site I do not want her to see. There is a Christian e-greetingcard site I use, and there is only the letter "s" that differs between that site and an adult site. I was chocked the first time I ended up there, not knowing. What is the best free program that I can use, or should I use a combination of more?

I have a Dell desktop with XP home.

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For starters....
by Larry38 / January 2, 2008 12:43 PM PST

Go to tools> internet options> security tab> click on restricted sites> then sites, you can put in any website you want to and block it.

Hope this helps some.
Maybe someone may know of a program.

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I have tried it
by smedby / January 2, 2008 2:49 PM PST
In reply to: For starters....

I tried this earlier today and I get a pop-up window for every site I visit. Even the kid sites my daughter likes etc. Takes a lot of extra time, having to allow sites access all the time!

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by froasier / February 12, 2008 3:08 PM PST
In reply to: For starters....

That doesn't block the sites it merely uses higher security settings with those sites to help protect you from malware.

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Naomi ...
by Brent Welch / January 2, 2008 1:24 PM PST

is an advanced internet filtering program, easy to use and totally free, intended for families, and kids in particular.

Naomi is able to constantly monitor all internet connections, protecting children from inappropriate online material - such as obscene or violent contents; pornography, pedophilia and erotism in the form of images or texts; sites that popularize drugs; gambling games; terrorism; hate propaganda; occultism; sects; blasphemy, etc.


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K9 Web Protect by Bluecoat
by pritrw / January 4, 2008 9:04 AM PST

I absolutely love this internet guardian:

K9 Web Protect by Bluecoat

I have found it very usefull and best of all... IT'S FREE!

Give it a try

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Agree Absolutely!
by Grimbles / January 4, 2008 9:23 AM PST

IMO, K9 Web Protection is THE best software available (commercial or free) for blocking unwanted, inappropriate material. It blocks content by category, is well protected, easy to set up and use and it's free.
The Blue Coat people are tuned right in to child safety issues including an active 'Community Outreach Program' and 'Internet Parent Blogspot'.
For more on this issue visit: http://childrenandsafety.blogspot.com/


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parental controll
by Anne Jager / January 4, 2008 6:34 PM PST

We have found a provider that has an option for parental control,
for only 4,00 Euro per month.
We live in Holland and our provider is Chello.

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I use KIdSafe to guide my kids online and I invented it!
by stjohng / September 8, 2009 11:59 AM PDT
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I might be a bit biased (as I am the inventor!) but I think kidsafe parental control software and secure USB key works great ( www.kid-safe.co.uk ). It is the only parental control solution with a secure USB key which works much better than a password alone. You decide upon any rules you want to set up and it does not have to invade privacy. I think the best solution is not to use software or a key but give your kids guidance and try to be around as much as possible, that way if they need advice you can give it to them!

best regards,

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Free Parental Control
by stevemd73 / January 13, 2010 8:23 PM PST
In reply to: parental controll

try out this one:


It's great!!!
It's wonderfull as parental control and protect your computer from bad web sites containing virus and malware for free!
It works with every OS and every PC.
I use Magic Dns with Linux and Mac OS.


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parental control
by 2handsmm / January 16, 2008 10:34 PM PST

Another good one worth checking out is HOOPA.com, which will send you daily reports as well... and it's free too.

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You might not need a separate program.
by froasier / February 12, 2008 3:20 PM PST

If you're using Internet Explorer, go to Tools -> Internet Options -> Content (tab). Under Content Advisor, click Enable... in this window you can block sites based on ratings (Ratings tab), block or allow certain sites (Approved Sites tab), and change other options and set a password (General tab). For example, in the "Allow this website:" box, type in the address of that adult site and click "Never". By blocking specific sites and setting the ratings how you want, you probably shouldn't need any extra programs. Remember, though, the best way to protect your daughter is to teach her to be careful online.

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Try these
by pepsi00009 / January 14, 2010 8:11 PM PST

CyberPatrol and Net Nanny, they will help you.

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