content filtering for mac os x

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  1. bluedoggiant macrumors 68030

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    is there a program that blocks adult content for every account on the computer including the admin account? my son has his own computer, with one account admin account, is there a 3rd party program that blocks adult content for that one admin account? (sorry im repeating myself), tthanx ALOT in advance
     
  2. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    I believe that Intego has a product called ContentBarrier and there will be parental controls in Leopard, when it's available.
     
  3. clevin macrumors G3

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    I think 10.4 has parental control already?

    anyway, if your son is using an admin level account, and he knows some computer setting, I don't think there are anything you can fully control...
     
  4. AdeFowler macrumors 68020

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    Agreed. You need to create a new Admin account for yourself, then in System Preferences>Accounts remove admin privileges from your son's account, and set up Parental Controls. It's far from bullet proof for a computer savvy kid though ;)
     
  5. uaaerospace macrumors 6502

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    Isn't this a bad idea for computer security in general? I have an admin account, then a second account that I use on a daily basis (that way it prompts you for your admin password when installing software, changing settings, etc)
     
  6. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    we used to use SafeEyes on my brothers laptop (it comes for windows and OS X). Worked well.
     
  7. bluedoggiant thread starter macrumors 68030

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    does it also filter the admin account?
     
  8. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    If it's running, yes. I think they do a free trial. Give it a go.
     
  9. bluedoggiant thread starter macrumors 68030

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    great! thanx
     
  10. bluedoggiant thread starter macrumors 68030

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    leopard parental controls?

    i know ALL about it but can i make two admin accounts, and use one admin account to control the other admin account?
     
  11. clevin macrumors G3

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    well, admin acc has the privilege to delete whatever you installed.
     
  12. bluedoggiant thread starter macrumors 68030

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    oh, good point, so i guess ill be testing out safe eyes
     
  13. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    SafeEyes requires a code to be able to uninstall it though. This is a code that changes constantly and you have to login to the SafeEyes website (as the one controlling the account, the parent) to get the code ;)
     
  14. clevin macrumors G3

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    omg, see if OP likes it....
     
  15. OldCorpse macrumors 65816

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    You could set yourself as a root user, that way you'd have more control over the computer than your son - as long as you keep the root password safe, you'll always be the most powerful user.
     

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