Protecting my kids from nasties

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Hi,
I have a 7 y/o son who is very adept at surfing the net, so I really want to install an application that will prevent him as a user accessing nasty sites - what do people here recommend to protect him but not tie up my whole computer - I have a logon for him to use - are there settings I should tighten up so he surf safely but can't logon as either myself or my wife.
Any help or suggestions appreciated.
Cheers,
ROB!
 

rgh

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Thanks, I had a look there & am downloading 'ActivatorDesk Blogger-Dot-Kids' and I'll see what that is like. Anyone with experience of it or has a preferred application or can suggest must have features of an application?
Cheers,
ROB!
 
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I have ZoneAlarm Security Suite as a anti-virus/firewall program, but it also has a Parental Control tab where you can check off many different kinds of websites to block. You can also set a password so he wouldn't be able to change the settings.

Not sure if you're looking for a whole program like ZoneAlarm, but I really like it.
 
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I think no parental control s/w is enough to keep those nasty sites at bay.After all,they're s/w s,not human brains.To keep those nasty sites at bay,it's now being thought to start a new .xxx domain name.That will help those s/ws certainly to do their job properly.Physical vigillance will be better I think.

Mean while try NetNanny.I think,it's the best and most famous among its compettitors.
 

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chatterjee said:
I think no parental control s/w is enough to keep those nasty sites at bay.After all,they're s/w s,not human brains.To keep those nasty sites at bay,it's now being thought to start a new .xxx domain name.
What is an 's/w'? :confused:

I've heard of Net Nanny, but 'ActivatorDesk Blogger-Dot-Kids' has a built in browser apparently - hadn't had a chance to look it over yet - has Net Nanny kept pace with developments as it has been around a long while?

If you're saying I should be looking over my sons shoulder whilst he is on the net, then I don't think you have many kids :D - I have 3 boys with another due next month and I cannot physically supervise all their activities - making sure they are playing safely (& occassionally quietly) is my main aim!

I will also look into Zone alarm - hopefully it has a more practical to use firewall than Mr Norton did!
Cheers,
ROB!
 
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S/w is simply the abbreviated form of 'Software'

rgh said:
then I don't think you have many kids
It's not possible because I'm going to 16 this January. :)
 
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