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Windows 7: What filters are best for securing internet access for children?


19 May 2012   #1

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What filters are best for securing internet access for children?

I am wondering what filters are best for protecting children on the internet?

Until I get around to sorting out a new desktop, I am using a laptop with Windows 7 as our main access to the internet. This laptop has full version norton 360 installed.
The internet connection is via a netgear router which is set-up to only allow wi-fi access to devices which are listed in the access list. No devices are currently hardwired.
Wi-fi is setup for WPA2-PSK.
Occassionally we access the internet from our htc phone (not sure if this device should have extra security installed?)
My children log in to the laptop via their own logon account. I have used windows to limit their access to certain times.

Is there anything else I might be missing?

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19 May 2012   #2

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Hi Gemini,

I think your setup is fine at the moment, and the HTC doesn't need any additional security.

The big issue are the things that they might stumble upon by accident using internet browsing. I've used the following. Its FREE and its really very, very good indeed:

K9 Web Protection - Free Internet Filter and Parental Control Software | Free Internet Filtering and Parental Controls Software

Regards,
Golden
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19 May 2012   #3

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Thanks Golden I will check it out? Do you know if Norton will conflict with this? Norton offers its own filters of some kind but I couldn't check it out without signing up first.
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19 May 2012   #4

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Hi,

Its not an anti-malware program as such, so it won't conflict with any anti-malware program.

Regards,
Golden
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19 May 2012   #5

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Downloaded and intalled, just need to reboot!!
Thanks for that!
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19 May 2012   #6

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Check out OpenDNS. It is a free DNS service that also offers parental controls. I use the DNS service but never tried the others.

OpenDNS - Parental Controls


Jim
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