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Looking For Kid Friendly Blocklist/Software

Post by Major_A » Tue Feb 23, 2010 2:00 pm

I'm about to give one of my old computers to my niece(7 it's her birthday today) and nephew(8). I've installed Spybot and ran the immunization, installed Spyware Blaster and ran it. Now I'm going through and manually adding entries to the hosts file. While this works effectively it is a bit time consuming. Is there a list of bad sites for kids floating around that I can download? Or if there is a nice piece of software that blocks bad sites, I'm open to suggestions. The good news is neither kid is that tech savvy to break the protection. They would just think that it didn't work.

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Re: Looking For Kid Friendly Blocklist/Software

Post by DMB2000uk » Tue Feb 23, 2010 4:48 pm

I've not used it personally, but if you sign up for an account with open DNS, and then set the computer to use the open DNS servers (set it in the network config pages), you can enable content filtering for whatever categories you want.

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Re: Looking For Kid Friendly Blocklist/Software

Post by ibleet » Tue Feb 23, 2010 7:59 pm

I use OpenDNS and it works quite well for filtering.

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Re: Looking For Kid Friendly Blocklist/Software

Post by Darkstar » Wed Feb 24, 2010 9:26 am

I have been thinking about using them too, although i dont see any real benefit to the paid one over the free one with the exception of whitelist only mode.

Major A...... might want to put MalwareBytes on there for later :)

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Re: Looking For Kid Friendly Blocklist/Software

Post by Major_A » Wed Feb 24, 2010 2:14 pm

I'll have to check out OpenDNS. What about any of the kid protection software? Anyone had any experience with those?

Now I wish that bill would've passed some years ago. It would've been easy to block all .xxx domains.

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Post by Darkstar » Wed Feb 24, 2010 3:13 pm

well if you get the $10 a year one, you can use the whitelist / blacklist feature......

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Re: Looking For Kid Friendly Blocklist/Software

Post by Major_A » Wed Feb 24, 2010 6:26 pm

I'm not looking to spend any money. I'm already giving them a PC. It will be up to my sister or brother in law to pick up software.

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Post by stev » Wed Feb 24, 2010 9:49 pm

OpenDNS has worked for us for a few years now. It was good in the beginning, but sometimes a bad sight may get through. Now, it's been a rare occurrence that one does get through. Things have gotten better with their filtering.
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Re: Looking For Kid Friendly Blocklist/Software

Post by Major_A » Wed Feb 24, 2010 10:29 pm

This the free version or are you paying for the software?

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