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echothreezero
07-02-2008, 07:13 PM
Hi everyone,

I have a family memeber and a couple who are friends who have both just bought their first computers and hooked into the pipes, and have come to me for advice on how to manage internet use with their 10-12yo children. I have warned them of the broad dangers, but advice like keeping the computer in a communal area, and the importance of regular monitoring at least at first until trust and "Rules of Use" are negotiated has fallen on deaf ears.

Can anyone point me toward a good website in plain, non-tech speak that outlines that dangers, and good guidlines and tips for non-net-savvy parents with children on the net?

Also, last year I believe there was an issue of Net Guide (June?) that had lots of info. Anyone got it and willing to part with it?

Cheers.

Graham

wainuitech
07-02-2008, 07:25 PM
The old saying - " A picture is worth a thousand words" - so what Video worth?

If you can see past the Microsoft Advertising, as in "every thing Microsoft will work" the general advice given Here in the videos (http://www.microsoft.com/protect/videos/default.mspx) should see you in the right direction.

I see they have updated the site - (about time) - If you look at the very bottom of the page there is a download link (download and burn to CD and they can watch as many times as they like).

I downloaded the then current video's made them into a selection As shown here (http://www.imagef1.net.nz/files/Videos.jpg) on a CD that my customers could play - Blimey talk about popular - I actually got the local paper calling me asking if I would be prepared to make copies to put in the office as give aways- as many people were asking where to get them.
Note: I actually called MS and asked if it was OK to do it as well - they replied by saying - DON't charge for them - and go for it.

Had to stop them after giving away over 90 copies :lol: You can download the videos free, and give them out to people - general basic safety stuff.

Speedy Gonzales
07-02-2008, 07:34 PM
I've got all the issues of Netguide here. Just looked in the June 07 one.

Cant see anything in it about this. I'll check some of the other issues. If I find it I can scan the pages and send it somehow.

I'll let you know if I find anything. Might not be tonight, we're going to watch the 20/20 game lol.

plod
07-02-2008, 07:35 PM
If it's running vista there should be parental controls built into the OS for web browsing which should be a start.
If their are disregarding advice after asking for it I would start showing a lack of interest. Well those are my rules when asked for help

Speedy Gonzales
07-02-2008, 08:02 PM
Is this the issue you're after ? (http://www.imagef1.net.nz/files/netguide.jpg)

Its from March 2003.

It goes from page 46-53 (for the 102 safety tips), and from pages 82-91 for the safe kids sites.

Jen
07-02-2008, 08:07 PM
The NZ site NetSafe (http://www.netsafe.org.nz/home/home_default.aspx) has quite a lot of information.

echothreezero
07-02-2008, 08:13 PM
Thanks for that link Jen. Here (http://www.netsafe.org.nz/parents/parents_default.aspx) is a link to a page on the site with the issue of NetGuide I was thinking of. Maybe '06???

Plod, I think the problem is they do not yet see the dangers as very real, so think that the inconvenience of spending time monitoring something they know nothing about, and rearranging the house to put the computer in their living area is an "over-reaction".

Thanks for the links to the videos - that will be of help. Pity they are so americanised.

Thanks for the super quick response. If anyone else has links to other relevant info, keep it coming.

Thanks.

Speedy Gonzales
07-02-2008, 08:24 PM
Ah thats not one of the standard netguide mags that come out every month.

Thats why I havent got it.

Its like the Netguide for seniors mag, which is here (http://www.netguide.co.nz/Home/MagazineEvents/Subscribe/tabid/60/Default.aspx#parents)

Or you can get it here (http://www.magshop.co.nz/NetGuide_for_Parents.htm)

But this site is down at the mo.

pctek
08-02-2008, 08:39 AM
I have warned them of the broad dangers, but advice has fallen on deaf ears.


Oh well, you warned them. Sometimes you have to let them find out the hard way.

ableton
08-02-2008, 12:33 PM
If it's running vista there should be parental controls built into the OS for web browsing which should be a start.
If their are disregarding advice after asking for it I would start showing a lack of interest. Well those are my rules when asked for help

Yes Vista Parental Controls is pretty good, you can specify which website to allow or block, time restrictions, program restrictions, downloads restrictions.

So if vista user thats the way to go.

there are advanced methods through router settings aswell.

Erayd
08-02-2008, 01:17 PM
Yes Vista Parental Controls is pretty good, you can specify which website to allow or block, time restrictions, program restrictions, downloads restrictions.

So if vista user thats the way to go.

there are advanced methods through router settings aswell.Only some models of router have this capability. Most don't.