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Looking for Free Software to Protect Kids from bad content


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#1 Tybudd

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Posted 24 April 2014 - 06:34 PM

Hey guys, I'm looking for a web filtering program that I can set restrictions on internet content by "type" categories, as well as band direct pages from my children.

 

I can't find any, can either of you be of some assistance?



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#2 TonyinTexas

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Posted 24 April 2014 - 08:32 PM

Doig a search of "free parental controls and internet filtering software" will provide you with a host of offerings that apply to family filtering.  I do not know any free programs myself. The one that I have heard the most of is called "Safe Eyes" and for a time was promoted on the Dave Ramsey Radio program  It costs under 50 per year but would be a good investment I think



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Posted 24 April 2014 - 08:36 PM

I have not used it myself but K9 gets good reviews and is free for home use.

 

http://www1.k9webprotection.com/



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Posted 24 April 2014 - 10:33 PM

K9 is the best AFAIK. Tried it and find it excellent but not perfect.

 

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Posted 25 April 2014 - 06:39 PM

You could consider OpenDNS Family Shield:

http://www.opendns.com/home-internet-security/parental-controls/opendns-familyshield/

It is free. You implement it at the router level for that ALL devices that connect to your network should block "adult" content.

If you don't want to go that route, then current (and recent) versions of both Windows and the Mac OS allow you to setup limited accounts that you can then engage parental controls on. The same is true of iOS devices. No extra software needed. There might be third party products that are potentially more effective (I have never actively used either Windows or the Mac OS' parental controls myself for any sustained period of time, so I cannot say how effect they are).

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Posted 29 April 2014 - 02:51 AM

Also the Windows family accounts, allow for shut off times on the internet.  Sites visited, programs used etc etc.  Also, if your kids have windows phones, you can find them by using the "find my phone option."   Also   Kaspersky Pure antivirus has a really good family setting as well.


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