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The best parental control software?


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#1 lindaga35

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Posted 26 April 2009 - 08:36 PM

im wanting to keep my kids off bad sites, im looking for soft ware that works and it doesnt cost a lot. pref free. lol

thanks,
Linda

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Posted 26 April 2009 - 09:33 PM

Use OpenDNS. Its free. Some churches and schools use this :thumbsup:
You need to setup preferences in the dashboard. You can choose quick settings "

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Or you can custom pick settings.

http://www.opendns.com/

All you have to do is create an account at OpenDNS, change DNS servers to 208.67.222.222/208.67.220.220, add your network (ip address) to OpenDNS and done.
If you have dynamic DNS, you will have to download a software that tells opendns what ip adrees you have.
After that, goto Dashboard - Settings and choose High filtering level. Done.

Your kids can change DNS servers and get around it. To prevent that you can make them use reduced privileges accounts.

To add extra layer you may want to use a firewall with parental blocking (but they are not free)

Edited by Romeo29, 26 April 2009 - 09:36 PM.


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Posted 27 April 2009 - 07:48 AM

The software I see recommended most of the time is iProtectYou
It's not free
http://www.softforyou.com/
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Posted 28 April 2009 - 09:47 PM

thanks ya for the info. i will check into them for sure.

linda

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Posted 01 May 2009 - 03:18 AM

how do i find out what my ip address is?

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Posted 01 May 2009 - 06:02 AM

Visit this website it will show your ip address : http://www.whatsmyipaddress.com/

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Posted 01 May 2009 - 07:20 AM

thanks so much, i found it.

now im going to try and do the other.

Linda




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