Thursday June 15th, 2000
Doug Turner writes, "I am on my paternity leave and I get this idea. I want a way that I can set my son down in front of Mozilla (when he is old enough), and make sure that he can not go to any site that I think are not for him.
"I know that there are a bunch of programs that do this like 'cyber-babysitter' or whatever, but they have two problems: (a) they are doing the rating instead of me, and (b) domains pop up faster than these pieces of software can keep up with.
"So the idea is to have a button on Mozilla that will lock the navigator to a paticular domain/website. I have a proof of concept working now. It is missing a few things but it is a start. Check it out... (requires Mozilla)"
#21 Not so great idea
Monday June 19th, 2000 10:50 AM
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This would make research basically impossible, unless you trust discovery.com to have all of the info your kid needs for their paper.
A big part of research is finding good sources. This would make it impossible to search around.
It might be okay for when you need to leave briefly for some reason so they don't end up on a pr0n site while your back is turned, but not for any extended length of time.