Published on March 14, 2005 By Hazylunarrain In Google
I have a problem... I use a filter to keep my kids from seeing things on the net that they shouldn't. However, I find my middle son sitting in front of the computer doing searches and STILL getting nude pictures. I mean.. Some of these are kinda trashy! Can anyone help me find a way to block out google? Or am I doomed to failure?
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on Mar 14, 2005
Google? I would guess all search engnes would do something simular... I guess you could ask a developer to crreate a desktopx that only goes to specific sites...
on Mar 14, 2005
Yeah.. It IS all search engines. At least all the most common ones. I was checkin it out last night.

Sounds like a good idea, but I was kinda hoping for something like a setting in Norton Internet Security 2004 or something. I tried to add it to blocked sites in parental control. And I also tried to restrict access to the site system wide. (Both through NIS) Neither works.
on Mar 14, 2005
You can block any URL with AdMuncher http://www.admuncher.com/ and password protect the config dialog, so only you can bypass the filter.
on Mar 14, 2005
google and other search sites have built in filters they can be set high or low (most are set to moderate by default)... and pass worded .... i would try that too......
on Mar 14, 2005
I have my kids at school use Google all the time. I just make sure that I set the filter as high as it can go.

Of course kids will figure out how to set the controls down, so you may have to watch that.
on Mar 14, 2005
I like the sound of that WK, I think I'll give it a try!!

Cameron is too smart for that..lol, I have to have something with at LEAST a 6 letter/digit password

Same to Jamie.. I know the feeling
on Mar 14, 2005
i can only think of searching google and finding each individual site and blocking it
on Mar 14, 2005
That would actually be a good idea...if you had about 40 years of spare time to individually block each one.
on Mar 14, 2005
Of course kids will figure out how to set the controls down, so you may have to watch that.


Remember, if the kids actually WANT to turn the filters off, and willingly make that change, then you have another problem on your hands.
on Mar 15, 2005
That would actually be a good idea...if you had about 40 years of spare time to individually block each one.


nope... don't have time for that..
on Mar 15, 2005
Remember, if the kids actually WANT to turn the filters off, and willingly make that change, then you have another problem on your hands.


I agree with the above comment. If their at school/library doing it then you have a different problem that can't be stopped by anything physical.

I am very sorry if this posted twice..wincustomize was having a runtime error right in the middle of posting..so i hope this message doesnt repeat.
on Mar 15, 2005
Actually.. AdMuncher seems to be doing the trick. MAN was he pissed! lol Anyway, It allowed me to set limits system wide and THANK YOU for showing me where to get it. AWSEOME! Problem solved.
on Mar 15, 2005
You're welcome.
on Mar 16, 2005
The problem you face in regards to keeping porn/abusive/hate sites away from your kids is this. Sites use Meta tags that draw search engines to them, and porn sites know and use this to attract potential customers to they're sites. So the most simple term can often bring up a porn site and there is not much you can do to stop that.

The best thing you can do is educate your kids about the good and bad regarding sex so they have a healthy understanding and respect for it before someone else teaches them the good/bad/ugly.
on Mar 16, 2005
Ummm your kid is looking for porn on the computer right? (otherwise he wouldn't be pissed). Nothing and I mean NOTHING will stop him from finding it if he wants it. Either you sit and watch him every minute he is on the net or don't allow him to use it. Otherwise you are simply saying that it is too much of a bother to you. It is just that simple. There are ways around ALL "nanny ware" and he will find it.