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    Advice needed from all you protective parents

    My Dad has asked me to build him a computer for my brother and sister. They are 9 and 6 respectively. He mentioned about some sort of software to stop them looking at inappropriate stuff, I've only heard of net nanny, which seems to be american, and cost. What do people use?

    Also is there anything to stop the little mites installing programs? I know I shall get a phonecall within a fortnight telling me they have a virus due to kids installing stuff they shouldn't

    I know they shouldn't be left attended, teach them the right thing yadda yadda yadda, but hey, they're not my kids

    thanks in advance

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    you can get shell operating systems which lock down everything

    Original Poster

    Sounds complex. Fine for me but I am over an hour away from them, dad's not vert tech savvy. Any more info though?

    Original Poster

    dcx_badass

    If you're with talk talk they have a child lock that you set at their … If you're with talk talk they have a child lock that you set at their end, much better than a software solution.Anyway, just make them a none admin account.



    Good thinking.

    Think he's with sky, but not sure.

    What about filtering all of the good stuff? (perhaps not so good for a 9 year old, well the parents of a 9 year old)

    I can block sites and searches when i go on my router settings with my ip address. For programs, could you not make an admin account password protected and let them use a limited account?

    supermod

    sancho1983

    Good thinking.Think he's with sky, but not sure.What about filtering all … Good thinking.Think he's with sky, but not sure.What about filtering all of the good stuff? (perhaps not so good for a 9 year old, well the parents of a 9 year old)



    Some of the providers provide parental software - if he's with Sky they appear to offer 12months free for 3 PC licences :

    sky.com/por…110

    Your Children: Security Suite includes Parental Controls to help you … Your Children: Security Suite includes Parental Controls to help you manage and monitor your children’s access to the Internet. Choose when they can be online, set appropriate age guidelines for what websites they can visit, and even what search results are presented when using popular search engines.


    I'm sure BT offered a similar thing with for my broadband package too.

    Edited by: "sigma" 20th May 2011

    Also is there anything to stop the little mites installing programs? I … Also is there anything to stop the little mites installing programs? I know I shall get a phonecall within a fortnight telling me they have a virus due to kids installing stuff they shouldn't



    Yes, set up a new profile that does NOT have admin privledges and password protect the admin one. That way they can use the computer but not install anything without permission from your dad.
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