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Posted on 06/09/2012 5:49:09 PM PDT by 50sDad

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To: 50sDad

I’ve installed netnanny on several clients’ PCs and was quite impressed. It has timer options as well as blocks site access based on criteria you configure. It operates at a low access level, so it works for all browsers, chat programs etc. It has good reporting too, showing what your child is up to and how many attempts were made to access forbidden sites. It also has an override function where you can grant access on a per-request basis from your child. And much more.

There’s a small annual fee to keep the service active, but only a paid service can afford to keep the block lists up to date as well as provide fast proxy service.

I highly recommend it, and don’t think there’s really anything else out there that is even remotely comparable in terms of functionality, effectiveness, and robustness of operation.


51 posted on 06/09/2012 10:19:51 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: al_c

I just disconnect the mouses (mice?) on our desktop computers and hide them. I’m not a techie, but this works fine.


52 posted on 06/09/2012 10:27:18 PM PDT by married21 (As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: 50sDad

take the fuse out of the box.

Most teenagers know more about computers than we do, so trying a lockout might not work, but few know how to change a fuse

;0)


53 posted on 06/09/2012 10:32:39 PM PDT by LadyDoc
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To: 50sDad
You talk about teaching boys to use guns but ask for help in restricting your daughters use of the computer.

Your home, your rules, if not, software won't help.

54 posted on 06/10/2012 4:12:57 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages, start today.)
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To: 50sDad

Turn off the router?


55 posted on 06/10/2012 9:39:33 AM PDT by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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To: anonsquared
Pay a computer geek to write a program that will erase her hard drive if she accesses the computer during those hours. Attach the program to a photo of some cute puppies and send it to her email. Then tell her if she gets on the computer after 11, something bad will happen. If she disobeys you, she will learn a real life lesson - ALWAYS LISTEN TO DAD!

I love this suggestion.!
If she wants to use the computer again, SHE will have to deal with loading it with a new OS, any way she can, (at her expense, of course.)

56 posted on 06/10/2012 5:21:33 PM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: 50sDad
I've used Netnanny for my kids and have been very happy with it; I have a 3 user license that is $39.99 per year.

It might be overkill for you however.

Good luck!
57 posted on 06/11/2012 2:09:33 PM PDT by shurwouldluv_a_smallergov
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To: USS Alaska
You talk about teaching boys to use guns but ask for help in restricting your daughters use of the computer.

Ummm...my daughter has Attention Deficit Disorder, and needs to stop watching Youtube and go to bed so she can get a good night's sleep. It's called "parenting".

58 posted on 06/22/2012 4:29:32 AM PDT by 50sDad (A Liberal prevents me from telling you anything here.)
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