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)"
#28 The other side of Locking...
by spacecow <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Tuesday June 20th, 2000 10:44 PM
You are replying to this message
Remember that if you lock your door or your files, you are locking the contents inside as well as locking the outside from getting in, such as when people lock prisoners or quarentine viruses. Locking is probably better interpretted as preventing free flow or general access. He (as far as I can tell) wants to lock his child into a certain site, ie restrict his access to that site.