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hidyjane

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Hi I am looking for a good parental control program. I don't mind paying for one if it is really good.

I want to be able to watch what my kids are doing or what they have done and also to block from adult sites. Any suggestions?

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Hello,
With Vista's parental controls you can limit;
  • The sites that they can access.
  • The games that can be played.
  • The time that they can spend on the computer.
  • Get a report of the activity.

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Hi Hfcd
Thanks for the response.

Afraid I dont have vista on the machine I need the parental controls for :)
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http://www.google.co...ol for internet just did a quick google search for "free parental control for internet".....i've got experience with content filtering etc... however the tools i use/have used would be overkill (and no offense...overcomplicated) for home use

This one out of that list caught my eye though
it seems to be a pretty sollid package....and it's got a dynamically updated filter list..
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I used the parental controls in Vista on my wifes laptop.
That did not go over so well, I had to take them off.
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I used the parental controls in Vista on my wifes laptop.
That did not go over so well, I had to take them off.

i would imagine not hehe
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Thanks columbo with biggles glasses! :)
Soz, very apt picture for title though..

I'm glad to have an expert opinion. Kids on the Internet today is such a risky business, they seem to think freedom of expression is going to be emotionally/security free!

I will look into K9 (I think I have heard of this before.. many years ago, prob on it's first years-ish). Anyhows I will download and let you know what happens.

Thanks again
Hidyjane :)
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