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6y, 9m agoPosted 6 years, 9 months ago
As per title, I have a daughter who is loving watching You Tube at the moment (she is only 5 for crying out loud lol)
It got me thinking for the future, as at the moment we sit with her while she uses the computer, but what is there available free in terms of monitoring software? I wouldn't want to restrict access unless I had to, which is why i feel the monitoring software would be the way to go first.

Like everything, I need a few years to read, research and test, so by the time she is 11 I should have it all sussed out lol
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6y, 9m agoPosted 6 years, 9 months ago
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#1
By the time she's 11, she'll know how to bypass any monitor you put on the PC.

Teach her about the internet and its benefits and dangers is all you can do.
#2
thesaint
By the time she's 11, she'll know how to bypass any monitor you put on the PC.

Teach her about the internet and its benefits and dangers is all you can do.


Oh we do that anyway, and as I say we sit with her when she uses it - just wanted to know if there were any freebie options.

I've used K9 protection on a family members computer (but that was to block pron access for an elderly relative :oops:)
#3
First thing to do is set filtering to "strict " in google as a mistype can bring up some really dodgy things with googles standard settings.
#4
mircosofts family safty center is good
http://download.live.com/familysafety?wa=wsignin1.0
banned#5
http://www1.k9webprotection.com/

is pretty good, fully customisable too, and free
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#7
Richierea


As I said, I've used K9, but don't want to actually block, but check that we've taught her well and that she isn't doing what she shouldn't be
#8
bassman_uk
As I said, I've used K9, but don't want to actually block, but check that we've taught her well and that she isn't doing what she shouldn't be


I'm pretty sure Net Nanny can log most activity, but it costs....could always try the trial version.

£17.99 at Amazon. (I know you wanted Free, but maybe worth looking at)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B001KYG8QA/ref=asc_df_B001KYG8QA574629?smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&tag=***************&linkCode=asn&creative=7974&creativeASIN=B001KYG8QA

I quite liked the trial version, just didn't need all the features. But if you don't want blocking software maybe this would be more appropriate.
#9
My kids a bit older now but I tried quite a few, they were all a bit complicated, especially for parents like me who are not really techie.

Also, in my job I need daily access to medical info and had to get rid of the parental controls because I could not get enough access.
banned#10
thesaint
By the time she's 11, she'll know how to bypass any monitor you put on the PC.

Teach her about the internet and its benefits and dangers is all you can do.


Highly highly doubtful. You've been watching too many movies with teenage hackers in...
#11
jubbyme
http://www1.k9webprotection.com/

is pretty good, fully customisable too, and free


+1 this is good :thumbsup:
banned#12
You should go all out with monitoring and restrictions of your child's internet access. There should be no such thing as invasion of privacy for anyone under 16.

I'm not used to software for personal use, I've only implemented monitoring software for businesses. I'd definitely look at using something like VNC viewer to do real time monitoring of them. Looking on Google there are plenty of applications to do what you want but all cost. The free solutions out there may be a little more complicated for you if you're not computer savvy. These all in one apps are worth it for most parents.
banned#13
baconsandwich
+1 this is good :thumbsup:


Looks good actually!
#14
Pearl Echo is great for monitoring.
#15
bassman_uk
I've used K9 protection on a family members computer (but that was to block pron access for an elderly relative :oops:)


L.O.L

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