safari parental control advice

Discussion in 'macOS' started by mr miyagi, May 1, 2010.

  1. mr miyagi macrumors member

    Mar 17, 2007
    HI all
    on my mbp I use the internet as well as my 17 year old sister. However on my sister's account I had allowed her unrestricted access to the internet. However today I have noticed she has gone on to some sites which are not suitable for people her age.

    I have now enabled the option on parental controls to restrict access to adult sites to let safari do this. However certain sites she visits such as sites that begin with https cannot be viewed. I have added some of these sites to the (allow section) on parental controls, however not all sites that I allow which begin with https even though I have set as allow to these sites is my sister still able to view on her safari, I really do not know what to do now, as safari is still not letting some sites be viewed that I have permitted as acceptable to view by typing in the websites she needs accessed to on safari parental controls. Any advice?
  2. satcomer macrumors 603


    Feb 19, 2008
    The Finger Lakes Region
    Try to use OpenDNS. Then block know porn, trojan hosting site shown in these videos when you open a free account.
  3. PCClone macrumors 6502a

    Feb 26, 2010
    Why are you in charge of your sister? So you can watch porn but she can't?
  4. Patrick J macrumors 65816

    Patrick J

    Mar 12, 2009
    Oporto, Portugal
    Agreed. A 17 year old is old enough to know what to visit or not.
  5. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    A 5 year old is old enough to know what to visit or not, that doesn't mean we should not turn off parental controls.

    Likewise a 17 year old, more so since they are dealing with hormones, and temptations that a 5 year old doesn't.

    Just because they know the difference doesn't detract that she's a minor.
  6. ScoobyMcDoo macrumors 65816

    Nov 26, 2007
    Austin, TX
    +1 on opendns. That is what I use to help keep my kiddos out of the porn sites as well as other nasty stuff like spyware and such.

    I tried using the parental controls as you did, but found it too restrictive and a big hassle for me to whitelist stuff they should be able to get to.
  7. jlwilsonjr macrumors member

    May 24, 2008
    Murfreesboro Ar
    So with Open DNS if you restrict using the "Computer" option will this just restrict that mac?

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