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Parentel Control Software

Hello everyone I need to help this lady,

"I am now ready to safeguard my son's computer so that he doesn't have access to porn and other random stuff online. I really just need him to be able to access limited information. Having a teenager these days is a lot of work"

Any idea which free software can do this please ?

THank you,
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
Windows has parental control software built-in.  The problem you will encounter is that every time an 'unapproved' site is requested, the adult with the password must come to the computer and approve or disapprove the site.  It is a total pain in the everything to manage which is why it is rarely used.
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bbaoIT ConsultantCommented:
> the adult with the password must come to the computer and approve or disapprove the site.

not only a pain. the kids may quickly learn what to do even grab the password then get rid of the restrictions soon or later.
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Joe Winograd, EE MVE 2015&2016DeveloperCommented:
Hi Italiabella,
You may find this PCMag article to be helpful:
The Best Parental Control Software for 2016

Also, I was on an EE thread a while ago where SniperSpy was mentioned:
http://www.sniperspy.com/

I haven't used it myself, but you may want to put it on the short list. Regards, Joe
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ItaliabellaAuthor Commented:
Dave which version of Windows has this ? do you have the steps to enable this features please ?

I remember there was a free software called K9 is it still around ?
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Joe Winograd, EE MVE 2015&2016DeveloperCommented:
> I remember there was a free software called K9 is it still around ?

http://www1.k9webprotection.com/

However, note that the copyright says 2010 — not a good sign!
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bbaoIT ConsultantCommented:
you may think about in another approach - parental control on your firewall instead of a home PC, as PC is now the only kind of device to access the internet where is the ultimate source for porn or other stuff be to restricted. kids can use their phones or tablets to access the same kinds of things.

some home firewalls support parental control like what Windows does. what's your current model of firewall/router for your home internet connection?
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
It's in Internet Options under Content and is called Content Advisor.  Just realized that it would only apply to Internet Explorer, not Firefox or Chrome.
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ItaliabellaAuthor Commented:
I apologize for the delay. thank you everyone.
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javakit1969Commented:
I'm using opendns.
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