Dealing with Parental Controls

Discussion in ' News Discussion' started by MacBytes, Feb 15, 2006.

  1. MacBytes macrumors bot

    Jul 5, 2003
  2. jakemikey macrumors regular

    May 24, 2004
    That's a pretty weak set of parental controls. Most kids would be smart enough to just download another browser like Firefox to get around this.

    IMO the only filtering/parental control system worth its salt is Dansguardian, but you'll need to be a Linux geek to set it up properly.
  3. Raiden macrumors regular

    Jun 14, 2002
    heh....the problem lies with the fact that kids are generally smarter when it comes to computers than their parental brethren. And even if the kid isnt smart enough to break a parental control system, he generally will know a friend who is.
  4. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus


    Mar 10, 2004
    Bergen, Norway
    That's why you can set which applications each user are allower to run, in parental controls. Won't help to download an application if you're not allowed to run it... ;)
  5. cycocelica macrumors 68000


    Apr 28, 2005
    Redmond, WA
    I remember when my parents set up a parental control on my computer. I figured out how to get around it in a week. They thought I was such a good child :eek:
  6. mkaake macrumors 65816

    Apr 10, 2003
    I just recently set up my own parental controls - it works something like this - my daughter can't touch the computer if her mother or myself is in the room with her.

    pretty hard to bypass that parental control...
  7. mckeek macrumors newbie

    Jan 5, 2004
    Unfortunately systems at the computer level won't work, as the user (kid) can sooner or later figure out how to get around them. Also, while I as a parent would like to monitor my kids' internet usage every minute I can't.

    I would love to see the major ISPs (in my case Verizon) offer filtered internet service, one where the account holder can set the filtering level. That pushes the filter to the ISP level, where the kid is much less likely to get around it. I know there are 3rd party services which offer this but I can't figure out why the major ISPs don't.
  8. mini mac macrumors newbie

    Jan 29, 2009
    dosn't work

    "That's a pretty weak set of parental controls. Most kids would be smart enough to just download another browser like Firefox to get around this."

    tryed this already it dosn't work and neither do proxys:eek:
    any one have any ideas that work:confused:
  9. imcoolsobackoff macrumors newbie

    Jan 19, 2009
  10. XboxMySocks macrumors 68020


    Oct 25, 2009
    System Preferences > Network > Advanced > Proxies > Web Proxy (HTTP) > Proxy IP and Port.

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