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Evening all. We gave our 10 year old son our old PC for doing homework, playing Minecraft, etc. We currently have K9 software on it but it's drives me crazy as it constantly asks for permission for… Read More
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2y, 5m agoPosted 2 years, 5 months ago
Evening all.
We gave our 10 year old son our old PC for doing homework, playing Minecraft, etc.
We currently have K9 software on it but it's drives me crazy as it constantly asks for permission for webpages when he's on it, even when I have already added them to the safe list or previously given permission.

Mainly he just wants to play Minecraft and does the odd browsing for homework, but not often as we use the downstairs pc for that.
He also likes watching YouTube videos of Minecrafft so I am wondering whether to just set Google and YouTube on Safesearch and keep an eye on his browsing history to see how that goes, Is there a browser on which you can't delete your history? Or can anyone recommend a better software to use?

Am hoping this post will also be useful for I'm sure the many parents who will be buying their children PCs/laptops for Xmas

Thank you x
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2y, 5m agoPosted 2 years, 5 months ago
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#1
http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/downloads/3328963/dns-angel-13/

Then it doesn't matter which browser you use
#2
Yeah swapping the DNS Database is like pulling all the adult lines out of a telephone book. It wont completely stop someone typing the ip address in if they know it.
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kester76
Yeah swapping the DNS Database is like pulling all the adult lines out of a telephone book. It wont completely stop someone typing the ip address in if they know it.

This plainly isn't the most solid of parental protection tools. If a user on your PC finds DNS Angel then they can run it, and restore the original DNS settings with a click. Or, if they've any technical knowledge then they can do this anyway, just via standard Windows tools

Great security....for no one....

If you want full control with no hit on performance and/or full manual control of sites he's allowed to visit then I've sent you a link.
#4
I think my brother runs his own DNS server and my niece and nephew connect through a virtual machine to it and one wireless router is set to it as well for them. Not sure how you prevent them going through a VPN to get around it but I assume he's figured something out.
#5
Can't you just trust him? A little trust may well go a long way as he edges towards being a teenager.
#6
Thanks everyone for the replies, I am not really clued up on computer stuff so will see where I get with the two links :)

To be honest, it's not actually to do with trust at all at the moment, he is young for his age in that respect and only just turned 10 this month. It's that I worry about him stumbling upon stuff accidentally on websites as he has tried searching for games websites previously which brought up websites with banners on the sides that I would rather him not see. Also once in the past on our downstairs PC he was searching on Google images for 'Morocco' I think it was - he clicked on a lovely photo of a mountain scene which took him to a website for computer screen wallpapers and a pop up came up of a fully naked woman, which he told me about straight away. Also on YouTube I worry about him finding videos and reading stuff I would rather he didn't :)

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