Setting security?

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lisag

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I have heard that there is a way that you can set your security to not let the computer take you to web sites that are x rated? Is this true and how do I do that? I have an 11 year old and hes asking lots of questions now so I figure its just a matter of time before he wants to look. Hes not allowed on the computer unless I am right there with him (he hates that) but if I can set the security some how, I would let him use it by himself.

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Hiya

Yes there is. There are some software based programs, Netnanny etc, but you can configure IE for the basic stuff.

Tools | Internet Options. Content tab. Under Content Adviser, Click Settings.
If this won't allow you to, as mine is greyed out, click the Enable or Disable button. You will have it showing Enable if you've never used it before.

Once there, you will see some slider bars.
Language
Nudity
Sex
Violence
Adjust these to where you want
Then General tab. here you can change the password. Set it to something that your children won't get.
Under User options in the same tab, ensure that the second box is ticked only: Supervisor........

OK

btw, you may have to go in via the Settings tab and when you have set the password, come out and click the button that says Enable to Disable it.


Oh, you may need a default password to get in, so if you do, I'll PM that to you.

Regards

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lisag

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OMG! That seems so complicated. I'll let you know if I need a password. If by some chance I lose or forget my password that I pick is there some way of getting it back?? Just wondering before I start this!
 
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lisa... pick a password w/ both #'s & letters in it & use it everywhere ( the same one ) & for Gosh sake don't tell nobody what it is... & it should be about 8 places ... any combo of 8 characters you want.
 
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Lisa,

Here is a bit more for you to think about........best you know now how to do this, than to wait until such time that your son knows more than you about all of this stuff.
Children these days seem to learn at an accelerated rate and it is always nice if you have a running start on him.

DS
 

lisag

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Thanks TechChick, I didn't know there were programs like that, I will download one of them.

OK, I believe I got now. I set everything to the highest level and entered my password. I used a date and name that is very sad to me :( so I know I will never forget it. I will not put it in the password keeper thing when I download it. I try to use different passwords at different places and sometimes it takes me awhile logging in because I forget which one I used! LOL.

Thanks everyone, I will feel much better now and might let my son "surf" by himself now.
 
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