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)"
#29 Why wouldn't the kid just us IE to bypass?
Thursday June 22nd, 2000 12:39 AM
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The kid could still use IE to bypass the lock. Netscape Navigator isn't the only browser installed on most computers. Two locks are needed unless IE and all other browsers are uninstalled. He needs to lock Mozilla in as the only browser that can be used to access the internet.