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#1 trevorcork


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Posted 23 June 2016 - 12:35 PM

Hi  a client wants a net nanny kind of software to protext young kids from viewing un wanted content, any good free versions ye wpould recommend or even a paid version and is it easy to set up

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Posted 23 June 2016 - 12:39 PM

Well, Net Nanny will do the job in that case. There's also the popular K9 Web Protection program.


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Posted 23 June 2016 - 03:44 PM

Parental Tools to restrict access to the Internet, protect computer and monitor child activity:
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Posted 23 June 2016 - 09:20 PM

While the 'Parental Tools to restrict access to the Internet, protect computer and monitor child activity' are all good, if your child is computer savvy, or gets help from his friends, to boot the computer with another operating system. This would render all the 'Parental Monitoring' apps, blocking with host file useless, and enable to hide their online activity even better.

An actual scenario I recall from a work college. His 12 year old son would boot the computer with Knoppix, and surf the net with impunity. Then, he would boot back to the Windows operating system and do his home work, so the parents believed all was good with the 'Parental Monitoring' apps they installed.

He even passworded the BIOS, so his parents could not enter and change the boot configuration, and stop him from booting the computer with Knoppix.

His parents got suspect when he locked his bedroom door and the shades down.

Best advice I can suggest is this.

(1) Place the computer in a common area where all the family can see.
(2) Configure the computer to boot only from the harddrive, and password the BIOS so only you know.
(3) Configure the routers parental control, and password so only you know.

Another post on the subject. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/616101/security-problem-with-user/#entry4013088

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Posted 24 June 2016 - 12:34 AM

Great advice above. Don't keep your passwords where your children can find them nor anywhere near the computer. People do tend to be lazy, and motivated children can find what they want.

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