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youngwun0
12-09-2007, 09:01 PM
Hello All,

I have a question and figured with all you helpful techs in 1 area i'd ask here... now i have a client who is concerned with her teens as well as her husband visiting porn sites and asked if it were possible for me to setup her PC so that any porn site attempted to be viewed will not work... i have keyloggers but this isn't really what she is looking for and i figured i could maybe use the host file but it may be too much work so now i'm asking you guys if this has ever been an issue with you ? are there any freeware good apps that will prevent porn sites from being viewed on a pc ?

Thanks and any help would be appreciated

gunslinger
12-09-2007, 10:16 PM
While I have seen some programs that claim to prevent porn sites from being viewed on a pc, they are never 100%. There is almost always a workaround to these kinds of things. I would say her best bet is to BIOS password protect and windows account password protect all computers in the house then install passworded keyloggers. If anyone is caught looking at porn that person no longer has "computer rights". Thats what I had to do in my house with 2 teens. It has worked like a charm.

Bryce W
12-10-2007, 02:18 AM
I havent used it, but alot of Technicians are reporting that K9 Web Protection is a good free child block: http://www1.k9webprotection.com/

youngwun0
12-10-2007, 03:21 AM
@gunslinger - Yeah those were my exact thoughts as well but she doesn't want to punish them or anything yet she just prefers to block it, go figure lol

@Bryce W - Yeah i tried that program on my machine when you posted the useful aps i will give it another try and probably will suggest it as i played with it a little and uninstalled it.

Tanks for the tips guys it is much appreciated

greggh
12-10-2007, 03:38 AM
Try Naomi:
http://www.naomifilter.org/

WHAT IS NAOMI ?

Naomi is an advanced internet filtering program, easy to use and totally free, intended for families, and kids in particular.

Naomi is able to constantly monitor all internet connections, protecting children from inappropriate online material - such as obscene or violent contents; pornography, pedophilia and erotism in the form of images or texts; sites that popularize drugs; gambling games; terrorism; hate propaganda; occultism; sects; blasphemy, etc.

Blues
12-10-2007, 06:21 PM
You are never gunna hit 100% and then if they find a anonymous web proxy they can use then it generally will bypass any filtering.

Jura
12-15-2007, 11:09 AM
There's no point. What happened to old fashioned parenting? Only time I ever see porn is when I'm on Anime-Forums.com

gunslinger
12-15-2007, 04:31 PM
There's no point. What happened to old fashioned parenting? Only time I ever see porn is when I'm on Anime-Forums.com



Exactly my point! Nice to see someone else who sees it like I do. You can never block all bad content from your kids eyes. Parents who buy this kind of software want it to protect their kids when its their job to protect and educate them. These same people will most likely let their child have a Myspace account and chat it up with some 40 year old pedophile, but God forbid they see boobies :eek:. You have to monitor your kids activities online, and otherwise.

Stu
12-15-2007, 10:22 PM
Sounds like the wife from hell! I mean come on, a man's gotta do what a man's gotta do! It's either that or he starts looking at her sister. As for the kids, just password protect the user account and don't leave it logged on.

Bryce W
12-17-2007, 03:18 AM
There's no point. What happened to old fashioned parenting? Only time I ever see porn is when I'm on Anime-Forums.com
Bastard :P For those who dont know.. Anime-forums.com is another one of my sites.
Exactly my point! Nice to see someone else who sees it like I do. You can never block all bad content from your kids eyes. Parents who buy this kind of software want it to protect their kids when its their job to protect and educate them. These same people will most likely let their child have a Myspace account and chat it up with some 40 year old pedophile, but God forbid they see boobies :eek:. You have to monitor your kids activities online, and otherwise.
I agree with this. My parents never blocked my online activities and I've had a internet connected computer in my bedroom since I was 14. I guess they figured that I was going to look at it anyway. If it wasnt in my room it would have been elsewhere like at a friends house or something.

You cant stop a young boy looking at porn. Although, I do believe that parents should talk to their children about sexual preadators on social networking sites and how they can gather your information bit by bit.

gunslinger
12-17-2007, 05:52 AM
Sounds like the wife from hell! I mean come on, a man's gotta do what a man's gotta do! It's either that or he starts looking at her sister. As for the kids, just password protect the user account and don't leave it logged on.


Password protecting the accounts wont work in this family, these are my kids we are talking about here. They have known how to hack passwords for years as I'm sure other kids do as well. Not to mention this info is all over the net.

Simmy
12-17-2007, 10:49 AM
If I had access to online porn when I were a lad, me and my mates wouldn't have had to do stupid stuff like steal porn mags from newsagents. My parents have never restricted my access to this stuff, but porn wasn't exactly rife on Compuserve at 28.8k back then :p

You cant stop a young boy looking at porn. Although, I do believe that parents should talk to their children about sexual preadators on social networking sites and how they can gather your information bit by bit.

That's how I see it. Teenagers are angry enough without being denied access to their daily porn fix!

Stu
12-17-2007, 10:56 AM
If I had access to online porn when I were a lad, me and my mates wouldn't have had to do stupid stuff like steal porn mags from newsagents. My parents have never restricted my access to this stuff, but porn wasn't exactly rife on Compuserve at 28.8k back then :p



That's how I see it. Teenagers are angry enough without being denied access to their daily porn fix!

Completely agree, I was always stealing porn mags as a young paperboy. Unfortunately the net came a few years too late for me, but I guess the benefits are still applicable, i.e. I don't have to go into newsagents wearing a mac and trilby, and I'm not forever trying to hide stacks of porn mags from the other half.

focuz
12-17-2007, 08:33 PM
I would rather have my boy looking at porn and get his fix out instead of coming home with a pregnant teen girl. HEHE..

If not at home he will look at it somewhere else. My parents tried the whole blocking thing but me being the techie person I was I always found away around it.

Blues
12-18-2007, 02:43 PM
I hid my brothers trails... should have asked for more in return but oh well. Its better to be a parent then to try to automate that process and leave it to others. I have a quote that fits this topic.

"Have you ever tried just turning off the TV, sitting down with your kids, and beating them?" ~ Bender B. Rodriguez

gunslinger
12-18-2007, 04:38 PM
Exactly Blues. As I have said before in these fourms "a keylogger and a belt"