I'd like to let my 9yo daughter use Google and such for her schoolwork, but I'm uneasy about giving her unfettered access to the Internet, even when I'm sitting right there. Therefore I'm in the market for some filtering software. Searching around, I see that for every available program, there are people who love it and people who hate it with a passion. Anybody here have any experience with this stuff? NetNanny, CyberSitter, etc?
Well that would be the case for a lot of thing. some love them some hate it. Don't they have a trial version on offer. Though haven't used it myself but have heard a bit about Net Nanny. I mean heard positive about Net Nanny.
Some useful stuff here. If you have McAfee (or even Norton) installed, it too offers some parental control options. I havent tried it though. Instead of going for a new s/w, your existing virus protection s/w itself could offer some help. [ June 14, 2007: Message edited by: Raghav Sam ]
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Perhaps soon kids will have to be taught in school about safe surfing. Some things which seem obvious to us, such as not clicking on pop ups, not looking at email attachments from strangers, being careful about which search results to click through to and so on, would be the kind of mistakes that a child could easily make.
Given that a large amount of spam comes from "zombie" machines we can't really afford not to do this kind of training in the long run.
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