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Old 08-05-2012, 02:41 AM   #111
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There are programmes you can get specifically for limiting what children can use the Internet for and can block access . However it's up to the parents to take these steps to do this, plus my first thought is password protect the pc so they cannot get in . If the parents are not computer literate enough to know these things then they cannot protect the child.
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Old 08-05-2012, 02:49 AM   #112
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Yes, the password on the pc is a great idea GQ
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Old 08-05-2012, 03:45 AM   #113
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Its an easy starting point. Otherwise, of course they can turn the computer back on, my dog could turn the computer back on, and next minute I think he's just watching Lassie and then there's all the greyhound porn the minute my back is turned.......
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Old 08-05-2012, 04:02 AM   #114
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ROFL...naughty doggie you have GQ
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Old 08-05-2012, 12:09 PM   #115
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There are programmes you can get specifically for limiting what children can use the Internet for and can block access . However it's up to the parents to take these steps to do this, plus my first thought is password protect the pc so they cannot get in . If the parents are not computer literate enough to know these things then they cannot protect the child.
Windows since about '98 or 2000 have separate user accounts. You can set up yourself as an administrator and give the kids ordinary user accounts. Then you can apply a policy to their accounts that they would need admin accounts to change. Or run special filtering software that only kicks in when they login to their accounts.

If the kids have their own computers it's a cute trick to set your router to deny them Internet access perhaps between 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m., to keep them from playing on the Internet all night.

Corporations and businesses use this kind of stuff and it would be difficult to impossible for a kid to work around it unless they get an admin password.
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Old 08-05-2012, 12:32 PM   #116
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Since my episode with my G'daughter's BIL , I now have it set up so no one can log into areas I don't want on my computer. I have nightmares of being raided by the FBI and they have confiscated my computer. All I want them to find is cooking and medical information. Although my son looks up Lottery info on a daily basis. But that is goverment sanctioned.
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Old 08-05-2012, 01:13 PM   #117
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Old 08-05-2012, 01:17 PM   #118
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There are programmes you can get specifically for limiting what children can use the Internet for and can block access . ...
You know, those program would block your avatar too... ;)
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Old 08-06-2012, 10:19 AM   #119
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I am amazed by the crap people feel it's OK to post for the world to see. I rarely, if ever, post stuff. I read what friends are doing, play a game or two and that's it. You have control over the info you share. Don't be stupid.
I've seen people post photos of their passport, with their full name and passport number on it for people all over the world to see, on the travel site I am a member of.
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Old 08-06-2012, 10:25 AM   #120
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All of you who think you are so security conscious and feel that FB is too loosey goosey might want to rethink that a bit. Go over all your posts and see how much you've actually shared on here. I could find most of you pretty easily with some basic searching. (Not to scare you, but just to point this out)
Speaking of which, would soembody post here how I can make my email address on Discuss Cooking invisible to the public. I only discovered it is not hidden, when I got an email from some stranger trying to chat me up. The stranger is a woman, who thinks I am a man she would like to get to know better. She can't have done much internet research on me, if she can't even get my gender right.
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