Parental Controls

  Dellman 12:48 29 Mar 2006

A friend of mine uses Windows XP. His children now want to "surf" the internet but wants to put in controls to prevent inappropriate content being viewed. I think he is still on dial-up.

What are the options? Any of these free?

  Belatucadrus 13:22 29 Mar 2006

click here a few free options here, can't comment on ease of use as I've never used them.

  Cesare 13:45 29 Mar 2006

I have used click here for nearly a year and I find it quite efficient although it took me a while to get used to it.

  Dellman 13:52 29 Mar 2006

Is there anything in Windows XP can can do some/all of this?

  Belatucadrus 14:14 29 Mar 2006

Short answer is no. You can go into Internet Explorer/Tools/Internet Options then click on the content tab and enable the content advisor, but it's not a particularly refined or effective filtering tool.

  Dellman 16:59 29 Mar 2006

Any other software (free??????????)

  Belatucadrus 17:51 29 Mar 2006

I've provided links to the four free ones that I know of Iprotectyou, Parental Filter, Naomi and Weblocker plus the Netveda combined filter firewall. I'm fairly sure that's your lot, but I stand ready to be corrected.

  Longhouse 21:52 29 Mar 2006

I used IProtectYou for a while to control web pages looked at by my nephew when he stayed with us for an extended period. Ran quite well with no problems on WinME Cel 400 256Mb RAM. Can be configured to block by rules and specific sites.

Haven't tried any of the others suggested by Belatucadrus


  spuds 22:47 29 Mar 2006 11:39 30 Mar 2006

I have used K9 Parental Control since installing broadband two months ago. Find it very good
click here

  Belatucadrus 15:20 30 Mar 2006

Always nice to add another to the freebies list.

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