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dgreen007
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Registered: 05-03-2008

Parental controls

Sorry if this should not be posted here but I am pretty desperate to get my network secured before my sons read any more damaging texts on the web.
How do I set up Parental controls on a Windows XP professional PC.
Thanks
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dgreen007
Grafter
Posts: 169
Registered: 05-03-2008

Re: Parental controls

Just worked it out, very simple and I'm totally embarrased.
It must be my age...
For anyone who may be as stupid as me and not know how to do it go to:
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Registered: 10-08-2007

Re: Parental controls

Its not stupid, actually it's quite smart. You asked the question, went and thought about it, figured it out and shared the solution. Nice one David
That's what the forums are all about.
dgreen007
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Registered: 05-03-2008

Re: Parental controls

Thanks, I appreciate that.
The funny thing is I heard on LBC today a discussion about protecting your children from the 'evils' of the internet and someone mentioned a piece of software that can do so much more than the options in IExplorer.
Does anyone know of such a software and where it can be downloaded from.
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p_w_d_stone
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Registered: 05-04-2007

Re: Parental controls

Some antivirus solutions (for example Kaspersky) include parental controls. A free solution (that will also cover all devices on your network- Wii games consoles, iPod touch etc.) is setting OpenDNS in your router and signing up for a free account. This will allow you to select between a number of levels of site control- restricting anything from gambling, to social networking to pornography.
I have written a blog post, abeilt from a SMB perspective, explaining how it works here. Full instructions, including settling custom DNS servers in most routers, are included on their website.
http://www.opendns.com
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Re: Parental controls

http://www.handcraftedsoftware.org/index.php?page=4&action=category&cat_id=2 Is a free Proxy Server which lets you set access to the web only at certain times, logs whats being done, filters out bad websites and much more full manual
http://www.handcraftedsoftware.org/docs/freeproxy/
dgreen007
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Posts: 169
Registered: 05-03-2008

Re: Parental controls

Thanks PJ & Samurai, great advice.
It is proving to be a constant battle trying to protect my boys but I'm sure I'll win in the end  Embarrassed
netreg
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Registered: 24-08-2007

Re: Parental controls

The parental controls that Live Messenger offer are quite good & free, but do take a bit of fiddling with Smiley
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Re: Parental controls

Kaspersky parental control is not a complete solution. Set it up for my friend who has grandchildren that use the computer and it does not block inappropriate images when doing a straightforward search on Images in Google.
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Re: Parental controls

You can set safe search filtering in Google. Go to preferences on the home page and chose your required settings.
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Re: Parental controls

Its also worth looking at opendns.org, which offers free content control.
VileReynard
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Re: Parental controls

It's not a job you can rely on software to do a 100% job.
Don't allow the PC in the bedroom or other private place - if you monitor what's going on you
will have a better understanding of what's going on.