Dealing with Parental Controls

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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... ;)
     
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    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:
     
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    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...
     
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    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.
     
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    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:
     
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    System Preferences > Network > Advanced > Proxies > Web Proxy (HTTP) > Proxy IP and Port.
     

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