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Best internet filter to protect kids from explicit sites?


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alicekmom

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My 12 year old son has a school-issued ibook. We have comcast internet with a wireless router. He has had unlimited internet access anywhere in the house. We have discovered that he has accessed extremely graphic inappropriate websites. What can I purchase to filter the internet without putting it on individual computers in the house? The school system won't allow anything to be downloaded or installed to their ibooks, and the filter they can provide is extremely limiting and they even do not recommend it! Is it even possible to completely filter the internet in the house?
Thanks!
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Neil Jones

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Well you could always keep an eye on your son whenever he's on the device (a visual deterrent).

Or you could just ban the use of the device full stop when its at home.

Or turn the wireless bit of the router off so the only way to use it is to go to the router and plug it in. With any luck the router's near enough to a parent's computer which ideally would be out of bounds to the kid, again another visual deterrent.

I think you might have your hands full with this case though, in lieu of the fact that your son's on the brink of becoming a teenager and whether you like it or not, this sort of behaviour (classed as teenage rebellion and deliberately doing things you tell him not to, such as visiting these sorts of sites) is your pastime with him for the next few years.
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Yeah teenagers are going to do that kind of thing, and he can always take his ibook to a neighbours or sit in mcdonalds and do it, although if i was given to him by the school they should put an approriate filter on the device, you should get together with the other parents who have children with the laptops and get the schoolt to make proper arrangements they can set it up so the laptops cant access that kind of thing and it all access is monitored.
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Or you can just do this:-

INTERNET EXPLORER>TOOLS>INTERNET OPTIONS>CONTENT

under content advisor click enable and then ajust to suit you can even set a password so that he cannot disable it him self
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Its a mac, eg not windows.
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Check out www.bsafe.com

It's 40 bucks a year but it's worth it. It's database of sites is constantly being updated, it's easy to unblock/block a site if necessary, and you get a monthly activity report sent to your email address telling you what sites have been accessed and blocked.
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Check out www.bsafe.com

It's 40 bucks a year but it's worth it. It's database of sites is constantly being updated, it's easy to unblock/block a site if necessary, and you get a monthly activity report sent to your email address telling you what sites have been accessed and blocked.


From said site:

"(Macintosh, Win 3.1, WebTV and UNIX are not supported.)"
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what browser are you running alice?
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