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We have a desktop at home, and our 9 year old has a netbook, which is wifi enabled.

 

Just checking some of his browsing history, and I've come across a web site I don't think he should be viewing, and I thought I had put steps in place to stop him accessing.

 

I have obviously missed something.

 

Any tips or pointers really appreciated.:help:

 

Jim

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I know this sound obvious but have you put the search to strict ?

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We have a desktop at home, and our 9 year old has a netbook, which is wifi enabled.

 

Just checking some of his browsing history, and I've come across a web site I don't think he should be viewing, and I thought I had put steps in place to stop him accessing.

 

I have obviously missed something.

 

Any tips or pointers really appreciated.:help:

 

Jim

 

If you are with BT, you get parental controls. That allows you to set a variety of parameters to restrict access to unsuitable content.

 

If you aren't, either ask for the same from your ISP, or switch.:)

 

Alternatively, swap the netbook for a football.

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Or you can go into "control panel" from the "start menu" and follow instructions on "parental settings"

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Or 'install' OpenDNS - this allows you to block types of site and specific sites not covered.

 

Check it out here

 

Panda Internet Security has good parental controls included.

 

swarfendor43

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Depending on your router you can block sites. The AV software NOD32 also has this feature. You can download lists of questionable content and drop the details in.

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Many thanks for the tips so far.

 

Router is Sky and operating system is IE8.

 

Will have a look through the tips this evening.

 

Cheers

 

 

Jim

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Internet explorer 8 is your browser.

Operating system= Windows 7,Vista,Xp etc...

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Why not let your son know that his browsing is being monitored, that in its self may be enough to deter him from viewing inappropriate sites, I assume you have told him what you have found.

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