How do you do....it? Thread, parental control software in Technical; looking at doing some installs of parental control software round here, found 2 products which look decent:
Parental Controls and ...
29th June 2009, 05:12 AM #1
parental control software
looking at doing some installs of parental control software round here, found 2 products which look decent:
Parental Controls and Internet Filters - Parental control software by Precipice software
Monitor and control your child's use of the Internet.
anyone used either and can comment? Price isnt really an issue, thinking round the $40 mark.
Any other products you can recommend?
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29th June 2009, 11:40 AM #2
What about K9 Web Protection?? I use it on my kids PC and know of several friends and family members that use it for their kids as well.
It has some nice features like an override option and you can set your own white/black list. Best of all it is free for residential use.
29th June 2009, 11:00 PM #3
Don't be silly, there's no way to control parents ... short of cattle prods.
30th June 2009, 11:50 AM #4
30th June 2009, 11:52 AM #5
another vote for K9.
Been a while since I tried it out but I did note that if your kids knew how to access the email account you used when you set it up they would be able to request a code to turn it off. So watch out for that one.
30th June 2009, 03:48 PM #6
Is it better than the professional paid for ones though? Im looking at offering this as a professionally installed and supported service delivered to parents.
30th June 2009, 03:53 PM #7
If they have Vista at home (likely) there is built in parental control stuff:
Explore the features: Parental controls
Set up Parental Controls - Windows Vista Help
It is reasonable about what it does and somewhat more difficult to bypass than a tack on solution.
1st July 2009, 12:38 PM #8
- Rep Power
Another, although rather complicated and tech savvy, solution is to run a SmoothWall Express on an old machine with DansGuardian.
Another options is OpenDNS > Solutions > Home Network > Parental Controls
1st July 2009, 12:43 PM #9
1st July 2009, 01:08 PM #10
The first is a non starter completely. Im looking at something I can mass roll out to families, no-ones going to want a whole other machine.
Originally Posted by CyberDrac
And Im looking for a whole monitoring system, not just web filtering. I want stats, time restrictions, email monitoring, regular screenshots even, etc etc.
1st July 2009, 01:10 PM #11
Thanks, Ill give that one a test run. Cheers
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