block kinds of websites

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  1. AdaS, Jul 12, 2012
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    AdaS macrumors newbie

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    My little son is about to finish his middle school. I am going to buy him a MacBook Pro. I know that I can block certain sites using the built-in parental control from here. However, what I want to block includes several kinds of websites, such as porn, drug, violence or something like that. I wonder how I can do that.
     
  2. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    My work does it so it's possible it's based on the category of the website
     
  3. maril1111 macrumors 68000

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    Opendns


    You can get a free account... add filters to certain sites and it also provides basic malware protection... and at the end you just change your dns settings to the ones provided by them in order for it to work. :)

    Edit... seems like it has changed.. than parental controls are all you can do or something like netnanny
     
  4. NewbieCanada macrumors 68030

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    Bottom line is you can't keep him from anything he really wants to see, but there are a number of options that will delude you into thinking you can and at the same time make him have less respect for you.
     
  5. Weaselboy Moderator

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    It looks like OpenDNS still offers filtering with a free account, or did I misunderstand your post?

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  6. maril1111 macrumors 68000

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    Are they? Sorry couldn't locate it now, I just checked they have Premium Dns and family control??

    Or which one is the free one :D
     
  7. Weaselboy Moderator

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    That screen grab is from my free "home" OpenDNS account. I just clicked the manage networks tab in the dashboard and get the options I showed, so it looks like that would work for the OP.
     
  8. maril1111 macrumors 68000

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    k nvm, just went through creating a new "test account" and you are correct! I have a free old one, but they just changed the layout of the site :eek:
     
  9. Mal macrumors 603

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    Uncalled for, rude, and downright nonsense. I didn't see anything suggesting that filtering the Internet was the only thing that the OP was doing, but I also don't see you as even possibly being a parent with that attitude.

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  10. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    less respect?? are you serious

    you might be right there are ways around all types of "blocks" but if the kid tries to get on cockgobblers.com and its blocked I doubt he will have less "respect" for his father
     
  11. ericrwalker macrumors 68030

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    I can show you at least a couple more post from him that's equally rude and uncalled for. We need to bring the down voting buttons back.

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    I suppose if you make put the porn shortcuts on the desktop for your kid, he'll respect his parents more for that. :rolleyes:
     
  12. Alameda macrumors 6502a

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    If his account has non-Administrator privileges and you configure a blacklist or OpenDNS with a password- protected Administrator account, then he'll be pretty locked down.
     

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