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What's the best way to block porn from my teen's computer?

Posted by on Jan. 14, 2013 at 11:54 AM
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Does anyone know the best software or program to ensure that my teenager's computer cannot access porn on the internet? 

by on Jan. 14, 2013 at 11:54 AM
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atlmom2
by Susie on Jan. 14, 2013 at 12:07 PM
Take the computer if they are looking ar it. Password the computer and tell them they can use it only in an adults presence. My teens never had their own computer till they graduated.
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by on Jan. 14, 2013 at 12:12 PM

They aren't looking at it and the computer is in our living room.  I would just like to make sure there is some type of filter so that I don't have to babysit their time on the computer.  I know there are programs out there but I'm not sure which one I should use.

In this day and age, computer skills are a must.  I don't want to take it away entirely and then handicap them when they want to get a job.  I'd rather just put filters on it so that they can only access what I want them to.

Quoting atlmom2:

Take the computer if they are looking ar it. Password the computer and tell them they can use it only in an adults presence. My teens never had their own computer till they graduated.


atlmom2
by Susie on Jan. 14, 2013 at 12:18 PM
You are not hanicapping them. Mine knew I looked at the history and never had an issue. Computers were in not private areas. I have girls though. Maybe boys look at more questionable websites. If they did not need the computer for homework they could not get on it except for weekends.


Quoting Refurbished:

They aren't looking at it and the computer is in our living room.  I would just like to make sure there is some type of filter so that I don't have to babysit their time on the computer.  I know there are programs out there but I'm not sure which one I should use.

In this day and age, computer skills are a must.  I don't want to take it away entirely and then handicap them when they want to get a job.  I'd rather just put filters on it so that they can only access what I want them to.


Quoting atlmom2:

Take the computer if they are looking ar it. Password the computer and tell them they can use it only in an adults presence. My teens never had their own computer till they graduated.



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by on Jan. 14, 2013 at 12:21 PM

I'm just looking for a good software program. 

Quoting atlmom2:

You are not hanicapping them. Mine knew I looked at the history and never had an issue. Computers were in not private areas. I have girls though. Maybe boys look at more questionable websites. If they did not need the computer for homework they could not get on it except for weekends.


Quoting Refurbished:

They aren't looking at it and the computer is in our living room.  I would just like to make sure there is some type of filter so that I don't have to babysit their time on the computer.  I know there are programs out there but I'm not sure which one I should use.

In this day and age, computer skills are a must.  I don't want to take it away entirely and then handicap them when they want to get a job.  I'd rather just put filters on it so that they can only access what I want them to.


Quoting atlmom2:

Take the computer if they are looking ar it. Password the computer and tell them they can use it only in an adults presence. My teens never had their own computer till they graduated.




Msgme
by Silver Member on Jan. 14, 2013 at 2:21 PM
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There is alot of different ones out there.  Check with your ISP you  might already have access to a good one. I use Verizons now.  Net Nanny was pretty good.   Bsecure  was good as well.  AVG has one also that i used for a long time.

sunflowers12
by on Jan. 14, 2013 at 2:25 PM
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 there's a bunch out there just google some pretty much any of them will work..

movieq
by on Jan. 14, 2013 at 2:28 PM
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Under the tools you can put parental controls on the computer which will limit the sites available on the computer.  I think that is what you're looking for.

PurpleHazey
by on Jan. 14, 2013 at 7:17 PM

Take the computer from him.

PurpleHazey
by on Jan. 14, 2013 at 7:19 PM


Quoting atlmom2:

You are not hanicapping them. Mine knew I looked at the history and never had an issue. Computers were in not private areas. I have girls though. Maybe boys look at more questionable websites. If they did not need the computer for homework they could not get on it except for weekends.


Quoting Refurbished:

They aren't looking at it and the computer is in our living room.  I would just like to make sure there is some type of filter so that I don't have to babysit their time on the computer.  I know there are programs out there but I'm not sure which one I should use.

In this day and age, computer skills are a must.  I don't want to take it away entirely and then handicap them when they want to get a job.  I'd rather just put filters on it so that they can only access what I want them to.


Quoting atlmom2:

Take the computer if they are looking ar it. Password the computer and tell them they can use it only in an adults presence. My teens never had their own computer till they graduated.



Hell I had all the passwords and yes I used them.

PurpleHazey
by on Jan. 14, 2013 at 7:21 PM


Quoting Refurbished:

I'm just looking for a good software program. 

Quoting atlmom2:

You are not hanicapping them. Mine knew I looked at the history and never had an issue. Computers were in not private areas. I have girls though. Maybe boys look at more questionable websites. If they did not need the computer for homework they could not get on it except for weekends.


Quoting Refurbished:

They aren't looking at it and the computer is in our living room.  I would just like to make sure there is some type of filter so that I don't have to babysit their time on the computer.  I know there are programs out there but I'm not sure which one I should use.

In this day and age, computer skills are a must.  I don't want to take it away entirely and then handicap them when they want to get a job.  I'd rather just put filters on it so that they can only access what I want them to.


Quoting atlmom2:

Take the computer if they are looking ar it. Password the computer and tell them they can use it only in an adults presence. My teens never had their own computer till they graduated.




I don't think there is any softwere for that just parental controls, I say take the computer from him that way you know he won't be looking at them...this will save the computer as well.

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