Parental control tool for child web surfing

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Parental control tool for child web surfing

Postby super_dad » Thu Nov 01, 2007 9:23 am

If you are concerned about your child surfing the internet and would like some kind of filtering to prevent your kid from going into "objectional" sites...try this.

http://www.k9webprotection.com/

I use it myself, and find it quite good. Easy to install and manage.

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Re: Parental control tool for child web surfing

Postby ChiefKiasu » Fri Nov 02, 2007 7:33 am

super_dad wrote:If you are concerned about your child surfing the internet and would like some kind of filtering to prevent your kid from going into "objectional" sites...try this.

http://www.k9webprotection.com/

I use it myself, and find it quite good. Easy to install and manage.


Hey, looks good man, thanks! Now I can stop myself... I mean my kids from watching porn.

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what internet filtering software do you use ?

Postby lizawa » Mon Dec 29, 2008 9:32 am

[Moderator's note: Topics merged.]

Hi,

Anybody like to share what filter software you use to keep your children safe from the unwanted online information. The computer and internet has become part and parcel of children's life, so what precautions are you taking to prevent them from either intentionally or unintentionally obtaining undesirable information ?

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Re: what internet filtering software do you use ?

Postby ChiefKiasu » Mon Dec 29, 2008 9:45 am

lizawa wrote:Hi,

Anybody like to share what filter software you use to keep your children safe from the unwanted online information. The computer and internet has become part and parcel of children's life, so what precautions are you taking to prevent them from either intentionally or unintentionally obtaining undesirable information ?


Hi lizawa,

I've been using K9 Web Protection since superdad recommended it, and it is very good :love: ! It is free and quite effective. Aside from filtering, it also logs down every URL access so you get a good picture of where your child went. I let my son know that too, and as far as I can tell, he has been quite obedient :)

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Postby lizawa » Mon Dec 29, 2008 9:58 am

Hi Chief,

Thanks ! Will try that out !

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Postby zyberk » Mon Mar 02, 2009 9:09 pm

How does this defer from netnanny (besides its pricing)?

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Postby Ivanlew » Sun Apr 19, 2009 12:20 am

One of my colleague told me that what he does to prevent his children to surf unwanted website is he placed his computer at the living room. So that indirectly they are being monitored and they will try to restrict themselves for surfing illegal web site. I feel that it is a good tactic that parent can consider this will prevent your child accuse you for intruding their privacy or not trusting them if they found out that you installed software to monitor their surfing activities.

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Filtering Software

Postby buds » Sun Apr 19, 2009 1:03 am

I don't think its so much a matter of invading privacy... not trusting...
or even the monitoring... As parents and owners of the home PC/laptop,
we have the right to install any software we want to safeguard our
property and for the benefit of all. Filtering helps reduce the invasion of
viruses as well which may come with certain sites. Hence, regardless of
whether the child visits or not, or if child visits intentionally or
unintentionally, its also safer. Having a corrupted PC is not beneficial to
the family's need to use it, within the time frame it is taken to fix the
problem (if one does crop up). Our PC our rules. Our home our rules.

Just my opinion.

Thanks Chief and super_dad. I'll look into K9.

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Postby Ivanlew » Sun Apr 19, 2009 12:13 pm

I feel that my colleague sugestion is more for parents that have teenager or maybe higher primary school like primary 5 or 6 to prevent them to visit pron site or web chatting etc... which is dangerous. The sugestion is just another tactic that parents can consider.
I agree that it took lot of time and frustration to clear virus but if the intension is to prevent viruse and spyware than I think installing anti-virus software should be enough.

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Postby buds » Wed Apr 22, 2009 3:40 am

Heyya Ivanlew, thanks... and point noted on your colleague's suggestion.

On a personal experience, when me and my siblings were in our teens
our PC was all along within the living room area as only one PC for
common use amongst all of us. My daddie has the Parental Tool for as
long as i can remember. We had no issues with it. Trust... we know that
trust have to be earned. We do not fear any tool for we trust we aren't
going in those illegal sites aniwaes, aye..

We as teenagers then, would feel more intrusion of privacy if we have
hovering parents who seem to go in and out the kitchen via living room,
..... this, would deem as a display of blatant distrust. Besides the use of
multiple browsers would be too tiny to watch out for, from a distance with
failing eyes, even like mine.

Hence the parental tool is there just for the sake of it in our case. And me
being thee only girl in the house, i found it natural for daddie to be more
protective. As children... as teenagers, we are probably not mature enuf
to know the wrongs and the rights of internet use then... or chatting ethics
and stuff. I suppose i wud just do the same too, as mine are both girls.
Growing up down the road, i may resume full time work again cos the girls
are older. And without the supervision of parents, the parental tool should
help keep activities in place.

What i meant by the viruses in the earlier postings was... there are times
when certain sites or certain uploading of stuff are directed at illegal sites,
which may have been unintentionally opened. These unintentional alone
can allow virus and yes with virus control it helps with malfunction, but at
least we know where the source came from with parental tool.

Share an experience of an acquaintance.

PC malfunction in his home caused it to go in for repairs at a
neighbourhood PC shop. Prior to this, children just said they
didn't know what happened but the PC just died. Upon further
check ups with the PC doctor, the history of the PC actvity came
to light. Dad confronted children who adamantly denied and he
found out later it was accessed by friends from the children's school
who came over to hang out in the parents' presence as they worked
full time. The kids uploaded a whole lotta porn videos and pictures &
illegal downloading of songs - which if caught would get the dad in
trouble as the PC was in his name.

Learning from that experience, he sat down with his children and told
them of the parental tool he installed and they were okay with it.. Dad
also did not prohibit the friends from coming over. :wink: Sometimes,
we trust our kids but we may not know their friends very well.. so its a
safety measure more than a trust measure in my opinion only lah...

Plus, as long as the kids are under our roof and taking pocket money
from us, it's only right we as parents make the ultimate decision...
until the children are grown enough to get their own at least, hahaahaa!
Prevention is better than cure lah for me, esp with 2 princesses. Hubs
wud even keep a rifle if he had to! Wuakakakakaah! :roll:

So aniwaes Ivanlew, hope you didn't take offence to what i shared in my
earlier posting. Wasn't directed at your post per se... but more to just a
mere opinion of the humbled un-savvy mom. Cheerios! :wink: Hope we
are cool on that, ya! 8)

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