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)"

#25 Raise your kids so you don't need this

by arnoudb <>

Tuesday June 20th, 2000 10:00 AM

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Perhaps it would just be better if parents would raise their kids in such a way that such "protection"-software is not *needed*. Perhaps spending more time with your kids instead of letting them surf the internet would be a good idea? I mean, come on! Protection software doesn't solve anything, your kid will simply go over to one of his friends' house and read whatever you'll try to hide from him. And then you really have lost control of what he's doing out there.