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    My son's got to the point where he can use google (obviously under supervision) and he's getting reasonably competant at using the web in general. So he doesn't feel left out, I've also set a gmail account up for him. I have 2 questions for you guys :

    1) Whats a good FREE program, that will allow me to restrict web access on my sons profile, but without restricting any other users. Ideally, I want a whitelist of sites, and those be the only ones he can access.

    2) Is there a FREE method by which I can restrict outlook express (again only for my sons profile), so that he can only email people I put in his address book? I don't mind installing a different client if need be.
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    Re: Child safety

    Not a whitelist, but I've heard that this app is quite effective: http://www.radiance.m6.net/index.html

    No clue on the email issue... Can't you use your leet linux skillz to take care of these issues?
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    • #3
      Re: Child safety

      Originally posted by CingularDuality
      Can't you use your leet linux skillz to take care of these issues?
      lol I don't have leet linux skillz. I'm just happier *using* linux. The box in question is windows 2000 though.
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      • #4
        Re: Child safety

        Ahh, a win2000 what i have for idling in TS when at home. Sux that i can't change the BIOS startup disc on it. Im still looking for an answer to your problems, Root.

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        • #5
          Re: Child safety

          http://www.sharewareorder.com/ChatBl...load-16326.htm

          there is a program that blocks/moderates/records chat conversations in yahoo, AIM, trillian, and others. its freeware, and im still looking. thought that might be helpful as well.

          NM, its only a trial.

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          • #6
            Re: Child safety

            Originally posted by black death5
            http://www.sharewareorder.com/ChatBl...load-16326.htm

            there is a program that blocks/moderates/records chat conversations in yahoo, AIM, trillian, and others. its freeware, and im still looking. thought that might be helpful as well.

            NM, its only a trial.
            He's not old enough for trillian YET, but that's still a VERY useful link. Thank you.
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            • #7
              Re: Child safety

              I know you can do some proxy tricks with IE to form a sort of whitelist.. That'll only work until he wants to get around em though.

              http://kids.getnetwise.org/tools/ - Imagine you've found that if you've done any looking.. TONS of tools in there.

              http://www.parentpresent.org/NoWorrys/NoWorrys-Help.htm - free web filtering software I found on that site.
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              • #8
                Re: Child safety

                here's something else. somewhere in that page there is a section on restricting email access, and the emails first go to your account, and then you can approve or dis-approve them. they are only sent when you approve them.

                http://www.theteachersguide.com/Internetsafety.html

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                • #9
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                  cant you make him a profile in firefox and then restrict his access that way....
                  that sounds like a good idea trooper.
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                  • #10
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                    Originally posted by Trooper[SNPR]
                    cant you make him a profile in firefox and then restrict his access that way....
                    Bleh! I couldn't even make a simple script work that Wyz wrote.

                    The link Cing gave is fantastic. I've only briefly tested it, but if there are any other parents here looking for this kind of protection, it closes the browser down if it detects anything iffy. Doing a google search for "lesbian" doesn't even bring up results, it just shuts down IE and does the same in firefox. It's smart enough that a search for "slag" brings up plenty of results, and will let you look at sites to do with scrap metal, but not sites of a pornographic nature.

                    I'll have a look at all the other links posted over the weekend. Thanks guys.
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                    • #11
                      Re: Child safety

                      cool ill have to remember that site....glad you found something.....now you can set it up so when your wife gets on to just look at news....it closes....i think there is a "virus" out there that will turn your volume way up and start yelling "im looking at porn everybody"....not that that has anything to do with this i just ramble....
                      that sounds like a good idea trooper.
                      -Vulcan

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                      • #12
                        Re: Child safety

                        Originally posted by Root
                        Bleh! I couldn't even make a simple script work that Wyz wrote.

                        The link Cing gave is fantastic. I've only briefly tested it, but if there are any other parents here looking for this kind of protection, it closes the browser down if it detects anything iffy. Doing a google search for "lesbian" doesn't even bring up results, it just shuts down IE and does the same in firefox. It's smart enough that a search for "slag" brings up plenty of results, and will let you look at sites to do with scrap metal, but not sites of a pornographic nature.

                        I'll have a look at all the other links posted over the weekend. Thanks guys.
                        What happens if your kid wants to do research on "breast cancer"?

                        My kid turns six next spring, and I'm not concerned about his behavior (I'll moderate his ass and he knows it!), but I worry about when he starts bringing friends over and they decide to get on the internet. My kid has a healthy attitude towards naked people (right now, that's all he sees. He doesn't see "sex". Yet.), but I certainly don't want the neighbor kid to accidentally see a bouncing boob while at my house! Ugh, I'd probably get sued...

                        I guess I'll just restrict my kid's account and if he needs to access something that's blocked, he'll just have to come to me or Mom...
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                        • #13
                          Re: Child safety

                          My kid has a healthy attitude towards naked people

                          i dont even wanna know
                          that sounds like a good idea trooper.
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                          • #14
                            Re: Child safety

                            Originally posted by Trooper[SNPR]
                            i dont even wanna know
                            Then shut up and get out of this conversation that is intended for adults.
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                            • #15
                              Re: Child safety

                              lol.....calm down trigger....
                              that sounds like a good idea trooper.
                              -Vulcan

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