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Old 01-22-2007, 06:49 AM   #1
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Parental Control in Linux


hi guys,

is there any Parental Control Software available for Linux..??
i have a dual boot PC at my home.. sometimes i feel like completely removing Windows from my PC. But the problem is my younger brother also uses it.
I have Parental Filter installed in Windows.. so i feel relaxed while he's using Internet on Windows..!!

Please suggest some similar software for Linux
 
Old 01-22-2007, 07:07 AM   #2
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I would strongly suggest *first* searching LQ for similar threads.
I know we've got some that include solutions.
 
Old 01-22-2007, 07:11 AM   #3
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http://www.censornet.com/
http://dansguardian.org/
 
Old 12-26-2007, 10:21 PM   #4
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Need help with Parental Control Software

I too need to install some kind of parental controll software for a little boy of 6 (six) years old. His dad is concerned about the internet in his room, but doesn't want to give the kid his laptop. This looks very complicated. Can the community offer me a little help on setting this up? Please.
 
Old 12-26-2007, 11:23 PM   #5
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Don't give the child your user id and password.

Set up an account for the child to login. Remove the main menu and any internet applications from the desktop. Leave games and whatever else you want the child to have on the desktop.
 
Old 12-27-2007, 01:24 AM   #6
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If the child needs internet access for research check out ipcop or smooth wall. These have modules for a "net nanny" type of filter.
 
Old 12-27-2007, 09:00 AM   #7
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You can also use www.opendns.com and set it to block all adult type sites.

You might also take a look at some Firefox extensions:
Parental controls - MozillaZine Knowledge Base
http://kb.mozillazine.org/Parental_controls

Web Browser for Kids - Free at KidRocket.org - Internet Filter - Web Blocker
http://kidrocket.org/
Also works in Linux if you have Flash installed.

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Old 12-31-2007, 04:44 PM   #8
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I would have used acl - Blocked all sites - Will allow just a few sites.
Only downside - I see porn mails from allowed sites may not be blocked - say - yahoo to yahoo porn emails may not be blocked.
You might miss parental control there

You might want to allow them text based browser - if that seems reasonable
 
Old 01-01-2008, 09:52 AM   #9
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Easy, just don't allow access to mail.

I see a text browser being quite hard to use for the age range. Besides what kid wants to use anything where you have to press keys when you can use a mouse?
 
Old 01-01-2008, 11:20 AM   #10
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Just don't let the kid use the internet in complete privacy. My kids always had to use it in a "common" area of the house. I didn't watch over their shoulders, but it was obvious that I could at any given time. Filtering content is a losing battle, not to mention a display of no trust.

You can't stop the occasional pop-up of something unacceptable, but you can teach them that dwelling on it is a sure way to get in trouble.

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Old 01-01-2008, 11:28 AM   #11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rickh View Post
Filtering content is a losing battle, not to mention a display of no trust.
It's a six year old kid. IMHO you don't "trust" six year old kids - you do everything you can to protect them. If this was my six-year-old I'd most definitely have a whitelist of sites set for him/her with Squid.

Quote:
You can't stop the occasional pop-up of something unacceptable
Yes, you can - and you should IMHO.

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Old 06-02-2009, 07:23 AM   #12
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Quote:
Just don't let the kid use the internet in complete privacy. My kids always had to use it in a "common" area of the house. I didn't watch over their shoulders, but it was obvious that I could at any given time. Filtering content is a losing battle, not to mention a display of no trust.
A Six year old would *not* know where to 'go' on the 'net.
they would simply go to a "games" (kiddy )sites ..
if they are at school - then to where their school gives out a www site(s) to visit.

anyway, @ my kids school - they don't have any "nanny" software at all .
- because the teachers / tech support can check on where they have "been"
@ any time - via the history ( in IE ) for each kids log-in.

& as per the above Quote - no internet should ever be in their bedroom.

my setup is for both PCs to be in the family area,
with the exception of this 'nix box, which I use.
 
Old 06-02-2009, 08:02 AM   #13
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OpenDNS can be used to block objectionable sites, for younger kids I would suggest the Glubble extension for Firefox.
 
Old 06-09-2009, 04:10 PM   #14
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Some more:
https://launchpad.net/webcontentcontrol
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=843510 (has a quite extensive list in the first post)
 
  


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