[Off Topic] What to do with the kids

Todd:

Take a look at this article:
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1895,1945986,00.asp



--- In vantage@yahoogroups.com, "Todd Anderson" <todd.anderson@...>
wrote:
>
> Has anyone had any luck with software packages that control web
surfing /
> internet access for young children?
>
> Looking for software that:
> * Works with any browser
> * Controls time of day access ( web browsing + IM )
> * Is password protected so the kids can't beat it
> * Allows you to setup different levels of permissions for different
signon's
> * Blocks websites by category AND allows you to specify individual
websites
> * Tracks usage
>
> All of course on a home budget.
>
> I've been looking at info on:
> * Cybersitter
> * Cyberpatrol
> * Netmop
> * Netnanny
> * Spectorsoft
>
> And I should add ... I'm looking for software that the "Kid
collective"
> hasn't already figured out how to beat.
>
> Ideas?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Todd Anderson
>
Has anyone had any luck with software packages that control web surfing /
internet access for young children?

Looking for software that:
* Works with any browser
* Controls time of day access ( web browsing + IM )
* Is password protected so the kids can't beat it
* Allows you to setup different levels of permissions for different signon's
* Blocks websites by category AND allows you to specify individual websites
* Tracks usage

All of course on a home budget.

I've been looking at info on:
* Cybersitter
* Cyberpatrol
* Netmop
* Netnanny
* Spectorsoft

And I should add ... I'm looking for software that the "Kid collective"
hasn't already figured out how to beat.

Ideas?

Thanks,

Todd Anderson
I have recommended Cybersitter. It is seems to do what you are looking for.

If I remember correctly - it's just a one time fee - no annual subscription
fee.

Charles

----- Original Message -----
From: "Todd Anderson" <todd.anderson@...>
To: "'Vantage @ YahooGroups. Com'" <vantage@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Tuesday, April 11, 2006 9:30 AM
Subject: [Vantage] [Off Topic] What to do with the kids ...


> Has anyone had any luck with software packages that control web surfing /
> internet access for young children?
>
> Looking for software that:
> * Works with any browser
> * Controls time of day access ( web browsing + IM )
> * Is password protected so the kids can't beat it
> * Allows you to setup different levels of permissions for different
> signon's
> * Blocks websites by category AND allows you to specify individual
> websites
> * Tracks usage
>
> All of course on a home budget.
>
> I've been looking at info on:
> * Cybersitter
> * Cyberpatrol
> * Netmop
> * Netnanny
> * Spectorsoft
>
> And I should add ... I'm looking for software that the "Kid collective"
> hasn't already figured out how to beat.
>
> Ideas?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Todd Anderson
>
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You can also setup your home network with the Linksys WRT54GS
router. It has a new feature that uses a joint service between
Linksys and Netopia to do URL screening and a variety of other
things. If I still had young children, I would be installing this.
Here is a quote from Linksys' web page
(http://www.linksys.com/servlet/Satellite?
c=L_Product_C2&childpagename=US%
2FLayout&cid=1115416825841&pagename=Linksys%2FCommon%
2FVisitorWrapper):

"The Router also enables the new Linksys Parental Control Service,
which makes it easy for you to keep your family safe on the
Internet. First, set individual profiles for time-of-day and day-of-
week access restrictions. Then, choosing from 16 different web
content categories, you control what each family member is allowed
to see. E-mail and instant messaging filters let you decide who can
send messages to, and receive messages from, your family. View on-
line individualized activity reports anytime. A free trial of the
Service is included with the Router. "

The service is by subscription, but it's fairly inexpensive if you
pay for 1 or 2 years of service. If I remember correctly, the 2
year service was $65. On the page above, also look at their press
releases for better descriptions.

Lee

--- In vantage@yahoogroups.com, "Todd Anderson" <todd.anderson@...>
wrote:
>
> Has anyone had any luck with software packages that control web
surfing /
> internet access for young children?
>
> Looking for software that:
> * Works with any browser
> * Controls time of day access ( web browsing + IM )
> * Is password protected so the kids can't beat it
> * Allows you to setup different levels of permissions for
different signon's
> * Blocks websites by category AND allows you to specify individual
websites
> * Tracks usage
>
> All of course on a home budget.
>
> I've been looking at info on:
> * Cybersitter
> * Cyberpatrol
> * Netmop
> * Netnanny
> * Spectorsoft
>
> And I should add ... I'm looking for software that the "Kid
collective"
> hasn't already figured out how to beat.
>
> Ideas?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Todd Anderson
>
We use Spectorsoft here, and it is VERY impressive. You can choose to
install it in stealth mode, and access to the program then requires a very
intentional keyboard combination that won't accidentally be stumbled upon.
And even then it's password protected. You can choose the details, too.
Every email, every attachment, every chat session, every character typed on
the keyboard, screen shots every couple of minutes, etc.

Good luck!

Rebecca

-----Original Message-----
From: vantage@yahoogroups.com [mailto:vantage@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
Todd Anderson
Sent: Tuesday, April 11, 2006 8:31 AM
To: 'Vantage @ YahooGroups. Com'
Subject: [Vantage] [Off Topic] What to do with the kids ...

Has anyone had any luck with software packages that control web surfing /
internet access for young children?

Looking for software that:
* Works with any browser
* Controls time of day access ( web browsing + IM )
* Is password protected so the kids can't beat it
* Allows you to setup different levels of permissions for different signon's
* Blocks websites by category AND allows you to specify individual websites
* Tracks usage

All of course on a home budget.

I've been looking at info on:
* Cybersitter
* Cyberpatrol
* Netmop
* Netnanny
* Spectorsoft

And I should add ... I'm looking for software that the "Kid collective"
hasn't already figured out how to beat.

Ideas?

Thanks,

Todd Anderson





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