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)"

#27 Combine These Approaches

by Shalom <>

Tuesday June 20th, 2000 2:29 PM

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I like this approach a lot, except I think that it should hook up to a central database of allowed/disallowed sites so that you don't have to do so much work.

The child can still request access to a certain site, and then you can check it out. If it turns out to be harmless, you can allow the site and your personal settings will forever override the current settings.

--John Keiser