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Windows 7: Parental Control / Content Advisor.

08 Dec 2010   #1
Lee1075

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 
Parental Control / Content Advisor.

I am having a few problems setting up a PC that i have bought for my son as a Christmas present. Seeing as he is only 13 my ex wife has asked me if i could make sure that he cannot access "xxx" websites , he has also previously entered gambling websites without realizing what the consequences can be, that cost the ex a few $.
I have set his Pc up using two accounts, one for his mum as Administrator and then his as a normal user. Thus he cannot change over the internet settings.
The first problem i have encountered is when i start windows using his account, i am automatically prompted to enter the administrators password to let programs boot that are in the start menu. For example GPU-Z.

The second problem is with the internet content advisor, i have set "sexual material & Nudity to limited, yet no matter what i-net site i try to open i am again asked to enter the admins password??????, i can’t even open these forums.

There must be a way around that, my ex wife is not to handy with PCs, so i would love to get this set up.

Any help would be appreciated.

Edit: His Windows version is Win 7 Home Premium.


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08 Dec 2010   #2
Valwynd

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

You could use the content advisor instead. This is a little bit of a more aggressive approach, as it blocks everything within IE by default, and is only unlocked with a password.

I tested it out a bit to be sure, and it works pretty well. Once you enable content advisor, it asks you for password for every site visited, but you can set each site to allow always, allow just once, or never allow. While this is inconvenient at first, it is very strict on what he can access, but won't give you loads of grief when he logs in to his account.

Another option is to use your router to block content during a certain time period during the day, if you know approximately when he's going to be on. This method usually works best when it's someone who has their own computer though, as you can block content to that computer, as opposed to just having to worry about his profile on your main computer (which leads to some of the issues you encountered).
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09 Dec 2010   #3
Dzomlija

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lee1075 View Post
I am having a few problems setting up a PC that i have bought for my son as a Christmas present. Seeing as he is only 13 my ex wife has asked me if i could make sure that he cannot access "xxx" websites , he has also previously entered gambling websites without realizing what the consequences can be, that cost the ex a few $.
I have set his Pc up using two accounts, one for his mum as Administrator and then his as a normal user. Thus he cannot change over the internet settings.
The first problem i have encountered is when i start windows using his account, i am automatically prompted to enter the administrators password to let programs boot that are in the start menu. For example GPU-Z.

The second problem is with the internet content advisor, i have set "sexual material & Nudity to limited, yet no matter what i-net site i try to open i am again asked to enter the admins password??????, i can’t even open these forums.

There must be a way around that, my ex wife is not to handy with PCs, so i would love to get this set up.

Any help would be appreciated.

Edit: His Windows version is Win 7 Home Premium.
Because you have setup your sons account as a limited user, it will always ask for an admin username & password whenever he tries to perform an action that requires administrative rights.

If you go into Parental Controls, you can adjust what he can/cannot do:

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Windows Parental Controls

If you download and install Windows Live Family Safety 2011, you will be able to apply website filtering also, and be able to monitor and modify access rights access online:

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Sign in to Windows Live Family Safety

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Select account to monitor

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Add user not currently being monitored

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View user settings

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Change Webfiltering levels

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Allow or Block specific websites


Hope the above infor helps with protecting your son from bad websites...


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09 Dec 2010   #4
Lee1075

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

Thank you very much!! i shall try all that out and post the results.
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09 Dec 2010   #5
Nigsy

openSUSE 13.1 64bit
 
 

I use this:

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

On my sons XP machine, think it's compatible with W7.
Comes preloaded with blocked sites etc - really good.
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