Blocking TOR network

NorthantsPete

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So,despite kaspersky kids/Qustudio and OpenDNS installed, the kids are getting around it all using TOR browsers!

I blocked the URL for torproject.org but how can I block it entirely - cant seem to get a straight answer online.
 

Shirasaki

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TOR is probably designed for this purpose.

I would talk with my child before resorting any sort of tech thing.
 
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chrfr

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and say what? he installe dit to get around parental controls.
I assume this isn't actually related to iPhones. What computer platform are you using? Are these portable computers that your kids can take elsewhere?
 
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NorthantsPete

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yes its on his iphone

I can control the PC's by denying access to torproject.org for download and possibly port sont he router, however the iphone an be used with a tor browser, so unless i block itunes appstore its impossible
 
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chrfr

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yes its on his iphone

I can control the PC's by denying access to torproject.org for download and possibly port sont he router, however the iphone an be used with a tor browser, so unless i block itunes appstore its impossible
Put a restriction on App Store purchases. This is the only thing that's going to work.
 
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geoff5093

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and say what? he installe dit to get around parental controls.
Sounds more like a parental issue than a technological issue. For starters, how about you sit with your kids, tell them the reason you are putting these blocks in place (maybe bring up some news stories from your area about kids getting into trouble and/or predators), and say if they are caught breaking your rules, you take away their iPhone.

It's not much different than what schools go through. You can spend a significant amount of time blocking content, but there will always be ways around it from a technology side.
 
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DeepIn2U

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and say what? he installe dit to get around parental controls.
Therein lies the REASON you need to talk with your kids.

Already there is a breakdown and their savvy enough to out-smart you in this regard. This is just the tip of an ever growing iceberg. This talk alone is just to be honest, open and an intro into communication. you'll need to prepare yourself for HONEST - real talk HONEST answers to any question or statement they make here on-out!!

PREPARE!!

Next continue to open the lines of conversation. You never know what their going through and it's always best to BE THERE for your kids WHEN THEY OPEN UP and COME TO YOU! That's our right, our job, and our honor as parents!

Many parents - and I've been the cultprit for years on this - are SO caught up into guiding and protecting our kids! Like WE KNOW BEST. But think to yourself:

how much faster can you type on a PC KB vs your parents
how much more efficient in PC tasks are you than your parents where at same age?
how much more knowledgeable on anything or overall than you are vs your parents?
You grew up without internet until at least age 20 right? For me that is and the internet wtih AltaVista was a PURE JOKE compared to the content there today!
Our kids are BORN attached to the umbilicial cord to the internet ... think about this!! DEEPLY!

Communication, honesty and quite frankly open LOVE is paramount for parents and their kids! Once that's established and nourished then the hiding, circumventing technology, the safety concerns all go away!
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Sounds more like a parental issue than a technological issue. For starters, how about you sit with your kids, tell them the reason you are putting these blocks in place (maybe bring up some news stories from your area about kids getting into trouble and/or predators), and say if they are caught breaking your rules, you take away their iPhone.

It's not much different than what schools go through. You can spend a significant amount of time blocking content, but there will always be ways around it from a technology side.
BINGO!!!

Someone on the same wavelength I was thinking. Maybe not so much a parental issue vs a communication, honesty and trust issue .. that I'd word as not to be so ... combative. We're human we make mistakes but understandign them and correcting them is how we thrive.
 
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