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Online content filtering

Discussion in 'Software' started by Theprof, Jan 7, 2008.

  1. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    Hello everyone.

    I am looking into purchasing a piece of software such as Cybernanny to be able to protect a pc from accessing certain sites. This is for a friend of mine who has kids and does not want them to have access to all the the stuff that's available on th web:rolleyes:.

    If anyone has any recommendations as to what is good. He doesn't mind paying for it.

    I already have a few in mind such as Cybersitter and Cybernanny but I am not sure if they are any good.


    Thanks again.:biggrin
     
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  2. BrotherBill

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    BSafeOnline is one that Dave Ramsey recommends on his talk show. I've never used it but do have a lot of respect for Dave. Might be another to look into. Here's the link.

    http://www.bsafehome.com/?72647
     
  3. zebulebu

    zebulebu Terabyte Poster

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    If you can't be bothered with setting anything up manually using Squid etc (an excellent learning experience, but frustrating and time-consuming for the noob) my Brother-in-law uses K9 - acquired last year by Bluecoat but they are committed to continuing to proivde a free service
     
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  4. mad_maxx

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    If you wanted to save him some money, you could always try and see whether content advisor fulfills your friend's requirements. It is built into Windows/IE and you can configure different levels of filtering.

    I have to admit that I wasn't particularly impressed with it, however you friend may have different requirements to mine.

    To get to it, within Internet Explorer go to tools->internet options->content. There is a whole section on content advisor etc.
     
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  5. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Does your friends PC run Vista? If so you could use the parental controls. :biggrin
     
  6. Softix

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    If you are concerned about internet content, I guess most of the web browsers today have an option to block certain type of content and sites. Just open your preferred browser and look for the options menu. I don't think you need another software to block content when you can do it by using your browser preferences.
     
  7. Fergal1982

    Fergal1982 Petabyte Poster

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    Umm. Mainly because the browser settings are not fit for purpose? Most browsers dont actually stop you accessing websites (correct me if im wrong here guys, but i certainly cant find any settings for it in FF). Even if they did, the requirement is for a solution that limits what pages the users can access. In this case, the parents want to stop the kids accessing inappropriate material. Therefore, they need a solution that cant be easily circumvented by the children in question.
     
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  9. billythekid

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    I found that the content filtering offered by opendns.com works well.

    This is also free :)
     
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  10. dales

    dales Gigabyte Poster

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    yes I would have said opendns too, as long as you keep the router pw and opendns pw safe then I think it might be a great little option.
     
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