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Need a program to control all access to the Internet


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#1 tdrolin

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 11:03 PM

We need some help, advice and recommendations of software to control Internet access in our home, not sure where to start. We have a teenager who stays up late, very late! It's summer now so not too much of a problem. School is coming and we want access to the Internet cut off at a certain time as well as the usual parental controls. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Posted 31 July 2013 - 11:52 PM

Are you trying to block access on a computer you share or trying to block access from multiple devices? If you have a shared family computer with Windows 7 (possibly 8 as well) then you can assign your teenager his/her own account profile on the computer and then create a time frame that the account will be able to access the internet.

 

1.       Make sure you are logged in as the administrator of the computer.
2.       Press the Start and click Control Panel.
3.       Under User Accounts and Family Safety, click set up parental controls for any user.
4.    If prompted, type your password and select Continue.
5.    Click the account you want to add parental controls.
6.    Click on Time limits.
7.    Block out the time you don’t want the account to be able to login.
8.    Press Ok.

 

You've also got some built in parental controls. Search for How to use Windows Live Family Safety. Basically, it's free software that guides you through creating an account with additional controls and restrictions, the severity of which can be adjusted however you see fit. There are a lot of programs out there with ranging from simple controls to some that allow you to directly spy on your kids, which I think is terrifying. I'd try starting with Windows Live Family or K9 Web Protection. Both are free and when combined with the steps above you should be able to cover most of the features you'd need. 



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Posted 01 August 2013 - 10:58 AM

This is a great help, I have messed around with these programs. But We have multiple devices that I need control access too, sorry wasn't clear on that and we are running windows 7

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Posted 02 August 2013 - 07:20 AM

When I first saw this topic I thought  you were interested in controlling everyones' access to the interwebs. But now I see you're only concerned about your immediate family. What a relief!


Edited by Bezukhov, 02 August 2013 - 07:21 AM.

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Posted 02 August 2013 - 06:28 PM

Ive used K9 before, very very solid software. Just keep in mind any filter can be beat, so its still best to keep an eye on the child in question. http://www1.k9webprotection.com/


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Posted 03 August 2013 - 10:40 AM

When I first saw this topic I thought  you were interested in controlling everyones' access to the interwebs. But now I see you're only concerned about your immediate family. What a relief!

 

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 04:26 PM

Thanks everyone for the help I will keep you posted on how we make out! Going to try the k-9 software!




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