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Ollie
14-01-2010, 01:54 AM
My son is 15 years old and he recently got a computer in his room that he is supposed to use for school. I went on 2 nights ago to check the history and there was a whole bunch of porn sites with naked underage girls. I talked to him about it and he said he didn't know why he was looking at it. He said he saw something on youtube.com and clicked a link to it. I'm afraid that the pc may get infected from viewing these websites, and could affect my other pcs which i use for email, internet banking, credit card transactions.

How do i block his computing from accessing these sites? I have tried parent control on Bitdefender Anti-virus but i assume he just disables it to get to the blocked sites.

Roger Hunt
14-01-2010, 02:11 AM
Put the computer in a common room where people can watch him as he could disable anything you do to stop him.

Linwin
14-01-2010, 02:26 AM
Hi Ollie,

There are software programs that do it for you . One is netnanny. Google it ..may be you will get some program that's free too.


Cheers

PinoyKiw
14-01-2010, 05:27 AM
He is a teenager and a boy as well..........

Maybe he did click on something that took him to porn or he may be clicking around experiementing, at 15, on line porn is easier to get and free than going to the bookshop and paying whatever for a magazine to hide under the bed.

But in the meantime, until at least he can show some control and good computer savvy, maybe bring his computer into the lounge or dinning or other common room where he can be monitored in what he is accessing.

There are various blockers available but many tech savvy kids seem to be able to bypass them.

Was in a computer shop yesterday ordering some stuff, a lady came in with her teenage son to pick up there laptop, they had removed double digit virus's and a stack of malware/spyware, the lady seemed surprised that the laptop had been infected till the tech explained where they could have come from, then the penny dropped and she started to lose the plot and give her teenager hell.

gary67
14-01-2010, 05:38 AM
Hi Ollie if Vista or Win7 then create an] limited user account for him and password the admin account but don't tell him the password, then you can use the built in parental controls

nedkelly
14-01-2010, 05:44 AM
K9 web protection is good http://www.k9webprotection.com/
Stuck it on my mates pc cause his mum found the exact same thing.
He still trying to get past it.

Ollie
14-01-2010, 07:06 AM
Put the computer in a common room where people can watch him as he could disable anything you do to stop him.

We upgraded our family computer, he got our old one.


Hi Ollie if Vista or Win7 then create an] limited user account for him and password the admin account but don't tell him the password, then you can use the built in parental controls

Windows XP, i initially made him a limited account but he complained because it couldn't install programs without admin.


K9 web protection is good http://www.k9webprotection.com/
Stuck it on my mates pc cause his mum found the exact same thing.
He still trying to get past it.

Will try cheers

Renmoo
14-01-2010, 07:43 AM
Don't forget to scan the computer for viruses.

A good, free antivirus would be Microsoft Security Essentials.

Cheers :)

JJJJJ
14-01-2010, 08:03 AM
Don't waste your time. He's a boy.Boys like looking at "dirty" pictures.
When he starts looking at real naked girls, that's the time to start worrying.

babip
14-01-2010, 08:12 AM
K9 web protection + 1
This is really great, I started using for my friends young boys on both of their laptops and it really works.
:cool:

pctek
14-01-2010, 08:19 AM
Don't waste your time. He's a boy.Boys like looking at "dirty" pictures.
When he starts looking at real naked girls, that's the time to start worrying.

Yeah but have you seen whats on the net? its not just unclothed ladies. Theres some sick stuff around.
Better to buy a magazine and block access to the nasty stuff.

K9 is pretty unhackable, I had a PC in once where it was installed, the guy couldn't get it off (and he was over 18, over 40 in fact), and I had to try and hack it. Took absolutely forever and I didn't hack it exactly, I forget what I had to do short of contacting the company and getting the uninstall key off them.

wratterus
14-01-2010, 10:41 AM
+1 again for K9, just don't forget the password.

wainuitech
14-01-2010, 10:50 AM
k9 is a great free program BUT there is one thing you must do, when you register it, DONT use your own Home email address, use a second one, either at work or web based, something the kids dont know about.

This is because if someone wants to bypass the password, all they have to do is click on "forgot Password" and it sends a temp one that bypasses the original password to the registered email.

I had this happen late last year, put K9 on a family PC to stop the kids going to certain sites, later that night, around 10.30pm I got a password request / change for forgotten password, - I registered it under my own email, not theirs -- rang the following morning just in case and the parents knew nothing about it -- a certain young person got a good "telling off" :rolleyes:

FAB
14-01-2010, 01:24 PM
Another vote for K9 - my son hates it, I can track his visits and he can't clear them by clearing IE or Firefox history.
For a freebie it's fantastic.

utopian201
14-01-2010, 01:52 PM
if anything, make sure your family/own computer has firewall and antivirus. That way if his computer -does- get infected, it won't affect yours. Once my brother's friend brought his laptop over for a LAN, put a worm onto the home network.